General Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Air Force Lt. Gen. John L. Dolan for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as director for operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Dolan is currently serving as commander, U.S. Forces Japan; and commander, Fifth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas W. Bergeson for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as deputy commander, United Nations Command Korea; deputy commander, U.S. Forces Korea; commander, Air Component Command, Republic of Korea/U.S. Combined Forces Command; and commander, Seventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Osan Air Base, South Korea.  Bergeson is currently serving as director, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard M. Clark for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as commander, Third Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.  Clark is currently serving as commander, Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; and joint functional component commander for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Geary for appointment to the rank of major general.  Geary is currently serving as the director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, strategy, plans, policy and force development, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Release No: NR-237-16
June 24, 2016

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