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President Trump Announces Slew of New Flag Officer, General Officer Nominations

President Donald Trump left, waves to the crowd as he is introduced by Defense Secretary James Mattis, right, aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for it's commissioning at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, July 22, 2017. (Photo: AP)
President Donald Trump left, waves to the crowd as he is introduced by Defense Secretary James Mattis, right, aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for it's commissioning at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, July 22, 2017. (Photo: AP)

President Donald Trump left, waves to the crowd as he is introduced by Defense Secretary James Mattis, right, aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for it’s commissioning at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, July 22, 2017. (Photo: AP)

Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump nominated a slew of new Flag Officers and General Officers, most of them of the fighting or combat variety.

A Flag Officer Announcement is the nomination of an individual or individuals to admiral, vice admiral, or rear admiral. A General Officer Announcement is the nomination of an officer above the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps.

In PR No. NR-036-18 pertaining to Flag Officer Announcements, Secretary Mattis announced President Trump made the following nominations:

Navy Rear Adm. Brian B. Brown for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Naval Information Forces, Suffolk, Virginia. Brown is currently serving as director, Warfare Integration Directorate, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Navy Rear Adm. Gordon D. Peters for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland. Peters is currently serving as program executive officer, Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs, Patuxent River, Maryland.

Navy Rear Adm. Richard P. Snyder for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as inspector general, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia. Snyder is currently serving as director, J5, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

In PR No. NR-037-18 pertaining to General Officer Announcements, Secretary Mattis announced President Trump made the following nominations:

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. James W. Bierman Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Bierman is currently serving as the deputy director, J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Normal L. Cooling has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Cooling is currently serving as the legislative assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Washington, District of Columbia.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David J. Furness has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Furness is currently serving as the commander, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa, Djibouti.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. John M. Jansen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Jansen is currently serving as the commandant, The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resources Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, District of Columbia.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Michael E. Langley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Langley is currently serving as the deputy commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force; and the commanding general, 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David A. Ottignon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Ottignon is currently serving as the inspector general of the Marine Corps, Arlington, Virginia.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Weidley is currently serving as the commanding general, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan.

In PR No. NR-038-18 pertaining to General Officer Announcements, Secretary Mattis announced President Trump made the following nominations:

Air Force Brig. Gen. Vincent K. Becklund has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Becklund is currently serving as the special assistant to the commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles S. Corcoran has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Corcoran is currently serving as the deputy chief of staff, operations, Headquarters Allied Air Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry R. Cornish has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Cornish is currently serving as the deputy director for operations, Operations Team Two, National Joint Operations and Intelligence Center, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Christopher E. Craige has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Craige is currently serving as the chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Croft has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Croft is currently serving as the deputy commanding general–air, Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command–Operation Inherent Resolve; and deputy director, Joint Air Component Coordination Element, Combined Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command; and deputy commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant, Air Combat Command, Baghdad, Iraq.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan E. Day has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Day is currently serving as the director of logistics, civil engineering and force protection, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Eric T. Fick has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Fick is currently serving as the deputy director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition & Sustainment), Arlington, Virginia.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Chad P. Franks has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Franks is currently serving as the vice commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Air Force Brig. Gen. John R. Gordy II has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Gordy is currently serving as the senior defense official and defense attaché–Turkey, U.S. European Command, Defense Intelligence Agency, Ankara, Turkey.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory M. Guillot has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Guillot is currently serving as the chief of staff, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Hawkins is currently serving as the commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Air Force Materiel Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Cameron G. Holt has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Holt is currently serving as the commander, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Kevin A. Huyck has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Huyck is currently serving as the deputy director of operations, North American Aerospace Command, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Brig. Gen. David J. Julazadeh has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Julazadeh is currently serving as the deputy director, Operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Kennedy is currently serving as the principal director to the deputy chief information officer for Command, Control, Communications and Computers and Information Infrastructure Capabilities, Office of the Secretary of Defense Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Kyle J. Kremer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Kremer is currently serving as the director, manpower and personnel, J-1, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Peter J. Lambert has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Lambert is currently serving as the director, Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Air Force Brig. Gen. William J. Liquori Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Liquori is currently serving as the director, Space Policy, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Randall Reed has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Reed is currently serving as the senior defense official and defense attaché designate-Turkey, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Lenny J. Richoux has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Richoux is currently serving as the commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, U.S. Transportation Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Schaefer is currently serving as the commander, 412th Test Wing, Air Force Test Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Air Force Brig. Gen. John E. Shaw has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Shaw is currently serving as the director, Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Brad M. Sullivan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Sullivan is currently serving as the deputy director, operations, Operations Team 1, National Joint Intelligence Center, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Stephen C. Williams has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Sullivan is currently serving as the director, air and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Air Force Brig. Gen. John J. DeGoes has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. DeGoes is currently serving as the vice commander, 59th Medical Wing (Wilford Hall), Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert I. Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Miller is currently serving as the commander, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Lee E. Payne has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Payne is currently serving as the command surgeon, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

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