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Immediate Release

General Officer Assignments

March 27, 2015

The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:

Brig. Gen. Nina M. Armagno, who has been selected for the grade of major general, commander, 45th Space Wing, and director, Eastern Range, Air Force Space Command, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, to director, requirements, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Col. Christopher A. Coffelt, who has been selected for the grade of brigadier general, deputy director, current operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, to commander, Spaatz Center for Officer Education, and commandant, Air War College, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Brig. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, who has been selected for the grade of major general, deputy director, National Reconnaissance Office, and commander, Air Force Element, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Virginia, to commander, 20th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, and commander, Task Force 214, U.S. Strategic Command, F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Denker, director, Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, to deputy director, National Reconnaissance Office, and commander, Air Force Element, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Virginia.

Col. Andrew J. Gebara, who has been selected for the grade of brigadier general, senior military assistant to the under secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to deputy director, nuclear operations, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Brig. Gen. Michael A. Minihan, deputy director, air and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to deputy director, operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith, senior military assistant to the secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to commander, 45th Space Wing and director, Eastern Range, Air Force Space Command, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.

Brig. Gen. Dirk D. Smith, deputy director, operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, to director, air and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, deputy director, nuclear operations, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, to commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

Brig. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, vice commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to director, air, space and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.