General Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Air Force Col. Tony D. Bauernfeind has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Bauernfeind is currently serving as commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Air Force Col. Vincent K. Becklund has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Becklund is currently serving as military assistant to the commander, NATO Special Operations Headquarters, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium.

Air Force Col. Steven J. Bleymaier has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Bleymaier is currently serving as director of staff, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Air Force Col. Richard A. Coe has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Coe is currently serving as commander, Air Force Inspection Agency, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Air Force Col. William T. Cooley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Cooley is currently serving as senior materiel leader and director, Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.

Air Force Col. Barry R. Cornish has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Cornish is currently serving as executive officer to the commander, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Air Force Col. Christopher E. Craige has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Craige is currently serving as director, Air Force General Officer Management, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Andrew A. Croft has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Croft is currently serving as vice director, operations, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Col. Allan E. Day has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Day is currently serving as director, resource integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Trent E. Edwards has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Edwards is currently serving as commander, 37th Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Air Force Col. Andrew J. Gebara has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Gebara is currently serving as senior military assistant to the under secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Gerald V. Goodfellow has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Goodfellow is currently serving as commander, Squadron Officer College, and commandant, Squadron Officer School, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Air Force Col. John R. Gordy II has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Gordy is currently serving as executive officer to the deputy commander, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

Air Force Col. Stacey T. Hawkins has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Hawkins is currently serving as commander, 10th Air Base Wing, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.

Air Force Col. Cameron G. Holt has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Holt is currently serving as director of staff, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Air Force Col. Kevin A. Huyck has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Huyck is currently serving as commander, 1st Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Air Force Col. James A. Jacobson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Jacobson is currently serving as division chief, program integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management, and comptroller, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Darren V. James has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. James is currently serving as deputy director, operations and plans, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Air Force Col. David J. Julazadeh has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Julazadeh is currently serving as military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Kevin B. Kennedy has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kennedy is currently serving as commander, 28th Bomb Wing, Air Combat Command, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.

Air Force Col. Chad T. Manske has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Manske is currently serving as director, Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Air Force Col. Michael A. Minihan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Minihan is currently serving as deputy director, air and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Air Force Col. Wayne R. Monteith has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Monteith is currently serving as senior military assistant to the secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Daniel J. Orcutt has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Orcutt is currently serving as commander, 505th Command and Control Wing, Air Combat Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Air Force Col. Lenny J. Richoux has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Richoux is currently serving as director, Air Force Colonel Management Office, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Carl E. Schaefer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Schaefer is currently serving as special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff for Joint Strike Fighter Integration, Office of the Air Force Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. John E. Shaw has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Shaw is currently serving as commander, 21st Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Col. Brad M. Sullivan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Sullivan is currently serving as special assistant to the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Air Force Col. Billy D. Thompson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Thompson is currently serving as chief, Air Force Senate Liaison, Office of the Legislative Liaison, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Paul A. Welch has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Welch is currently serving as deputy director, air, space and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Col. William P. West has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. West is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa.

Release No: NR-006-15
January 08, 2015

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