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US Brig. Gen. Cheater new NATO Air commander in Afghanistan

F.P. Report

WASHINGTON DC: The secretary of the Air Force announces the following general officer assignments, Maj. Gen. Michele C. Edmondson will be assigned as commander, 2d Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Edmondson is currently serving as commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.

Maj. Gen. Kenneth P. Ekman will be assigned as the director, plans and programs, J-5, Headquarters U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Ekman is currently assigned as deputy commander, operations and intelligence, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command; and commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.

Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara will be assigned as the commander, Eighth Air Force; and commander, Joint-Global Strike Operations Center, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Gebara is currently assigned as director, strategic plans, programs and requirements, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

Maj. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt will be assigned as chief of safety and commander, Air Force Safety Center, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Leavitt is currently serving as director, operations and communications, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Maj. Gen. Aaron M. Prupas will be assigned as director of defense intelligence for warfighter support, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Prupas is currently serving as director, intelligence and information, J-2, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos will be assigned as deputy commander, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Tullos is currently serving as commander, Second Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.

Maj. Gen. (select) Michael L. Downs will be assigned as deputy director, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations; and director, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations Center, J-32, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Downs is currently serving as vice director, intelligence, J-2, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Maj. Gen. (select) Thomas K. Hensley will be assigned as deputy director, operations, National Security Agency, Fort George Meade, Maryland. Hensley is currently serving as director, J-2, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Combined, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

Maj. Gen. (select) Michael E. Martin will be assigned as commanding general, Special Operations Command Korea, U.S. Special Operations Command, Camp Kim, Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. Martin is currently serving as director, operations, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Maj. Gen. (select) Clark J. Quinn will be assigned as assistant deputy commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; and assistant vice commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Quinn is currently serving as deputy director, plans and policy, DJ5, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Maj. Gen. (select) Daniel H. Tulley will be assigned as vice director, joint force development, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Tulley is currently serving as commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

Brig. Gen. David W. Abba will be assigned as director, Department of Defense Special Access Programs Central Office; and director, Special Programs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Abba is currently serving as director, F-35 Integration Office, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Christopher R. Amrhein will be assigned as vice commander, 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Amrhein is currently serving as inspector general, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Brig. Gen. Jason R. Armagost will be assigned as director, strategic plans, programs and requirements, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Armagost is currently serving as director, operations and communications, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

Brig. Gen. Charles D. Bolton will be assigned as chief, Global Operations Center, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Bolton is currently serving as deputy director, operations, strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Brig. Gen. Julian C. Cheater will be assigned as commander, NATO Air Command-Afghanistan; deputy commander, air, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan; and director, Air Forces Central Command Air Component Coordination Element for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan. Cheater is currently serving as deputy director, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations; and director, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations Center, J-32, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Brenda P. Cartier will be assigned as director, operations and communications, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Cartier is currently serving as vice commander, 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Matthew W. Davidson will be assigned as director, operations, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Davidson is currently serving as deputy commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

Brig. Gen. Eric P. Delange will be assigned as director, cyberspace operations, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Delange is currently serving as director, cyberspace operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Russell D. Driggers will be assigned as director, air, space and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Driggers is currently serving as deputy commander, NATO Mission Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, Iraq.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey H. Hurlbert will be assigned as commandant, National War College, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. Hurlbert is currently serving as deputy inspector general of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. John M. Klein Jr. will be assigned as chief of staff, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Klein is currently serving as director, Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, U.S. Central Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Brig. Gen. Laura L. Lenderman will be assigned as director, operations, strategic deterrence, and nuclear integration, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Lenderman is currently serving as director, plans, programs, and requirements, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Joseph D. McFall will be assigned as senior military advisor to the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, Department of State, Washington, D.C. McFall is currently serving as assistant deputy commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; and assistant vice commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

Brig. Gen. Albert G. Miller will be assigned as director, training and readiness, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Miller is currently serving as chief of staff, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Brig. Gen. David A. Mineau will be assigned as vice commander, Fifteenth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Mineau is currently serving as director, current operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Paul D. Moga will be assigned as commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. Moga is currently serving as deputy director of operations, U.S. Northern Command, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Brig. Gen. Paul J. Murray will be assigned as deputy director of operations, J-3, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Murray is currently serving as inspector general, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Brig. Gen. Derek J. O’Malley will be assigned as deputy commander, Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Region; and deputy Combined/Joint Force Air Component commander for the 1st Canadian Air Division, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. O’Malley is currently serving as commander, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Brig. Gen. Evan L. Pettus will be assigned as vice commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Pettus is currently serving as commander, 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Brig. Gen. Neil R. Ric-hardson will be assigned as deputy director, operations, strategic deterrence, and nuclear integration, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Richardson is currently serving as chief, Air Force Senate Liaison Office, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Jennifer M. Short will be assigned as deputy director, strategic planning and policy, J-5, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. Short is currently serving as chief of staff, Pacific Air Forces, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Brig. Gen. Ernest J. Teichert III will be assigned as assistant deputy to the under secretary of the Air Force for international affairs, Office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Teichert is currently serving as senior defense official and defense attaché-Iraq, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq.

Brig. Gen. Claude K. Tudor Jr. will be assigned as chief of staff, Pacific Air Forces, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Tudor is currently serving as director, Integrated Resilience Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Parker H. Wright will be assigned as director, intelligence and information, J-2, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Wright is currently serving as director, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. (select) Tad D. Clark will be assigned as director, electromagnetic spectrum superiority, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration, and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Clark is currently serving as senior executive officer to the vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. (select) George T.M. Dietrich III will be assigned as director, logistics, engineering and force protection, Headqu-arters U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Dietrich is currently serving as deputy director, resource integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. (select) Mel-issa S. Cunningham will be assigned as director, cyberspace operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconna-issance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force,

The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Cunningham is currently serving as chief, Cyberspace Operations Branch, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. (select) Brian S. Hartless will be assigned as deputy director, resource integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Hartless is currently serving as commander, 10th Air Base Wing, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.

Brig. Gen. (select) Debra A. Lovette will be assigned as director, Integrated Resilience Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Lovette is currently serving as director, Executive Action Group, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. (select) Robert A. Masaitis will be assigned as chief innovation officer and deputy director, integration and innovation, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Masaitis is currently serving as commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Brig. Gen. (select) Michael A. Miller will be assigned as director, operations and communications, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Miller is currently serving as chief of staff, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

Brig. Gen. (select) Max E. Pearson will be assigned as director, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Pearson is currently serving as senior military assistant to the under secretary of defense for intelligence, Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, Washington, DC.

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