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Immediate Release

General Officer Assignments

June 23, 2016

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

Brig. Gen. Steven L. Basham, who has been selected to the grade of major general, from deputy director, Requirements, J-8, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to director, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, deputy director for Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations, J-33, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to commander, Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Global Strike Command; and joint functional component commander for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

Brig. Gen. James C. Dawkins Jr., who has been selected to the grade of major general, from director, Strategic Capabilities Policy, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, District of Columbia, to deputy director for Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations, J-33, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. David A. Krumm, special assistant to chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to deputy director, Requirements, J-8, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Col. Robert S. Spalding III, who has been selected to the grade of brigadier general, from chief, China, Taiwan and Mongolia Division, J-5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to senior defense official and defense attaché-China, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Embassy, China.