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Senior leader announcement: Week of May 30

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  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

General officer retirements:
Gen. Tod D. Wolters
From: Commander, United States European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Mons, Belgium

Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill
From: Deputy Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida

Brig. Gen. Ryan R. Samuelson
From: Deputy Director, Strategy, Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

General officer assignments:
Maj. Gen. Mark H. Slocum
From: Director, Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis
To: Director, Global Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington

Brig. Gen. Norman S. West
From: Surgeon General, Headquarters AMC, Scott AFB, Illinois
To: Director, Healthcare Operations, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church

Brig. Gen. (Select) Michael j. Zuhlsdorf
From: Deputy Chief, Mission Sustainment, Office of the Chief of Space Operations, Headquarters United States Space Force, the Pentagon, Arlington
To: Deputy Director of Resource Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection, HAF, the Pentagon, Arlington

United States Space Force
Senior leader assignment:
Dr. Kelly D. Hammett
From: Director, Directed Energy, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
To: Director and Program Executive Officer, Space Rapid Capabilities Office, Office of the Vice Chief of Space Operations, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

General officer nominations:
The president has nominated to the Senate the following general officer for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as indicated:

Maj. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins
From: Director, Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters ACC, JB Langley-Eustis
To: Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy
From: Director, Operations, J-3, Headquarters United States Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
To: Commander, 16th Air Force, ACC, JB San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

Maj. Gen. Leah G. Lauderback
From: Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Intelligence, Office of the Chief of Space Operations, Headquarters USSF, the Pentagon, Arlington
To: Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, HAF, the Pentagon, Arlington

The following brigadier generals have been nominated by the president to the Senate for appointment to grade of major general, United States Air Force:
Line of the Air Force:
David W. Abba
Director, Department of Defense Special Access Programs Central Office
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, the Pentagon, Arlington

Charles E. Brown, Jr.
Chief of Staff
Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois

Joel L. Carey
Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations
Headquarters Allied Air Command (NATO), Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Julian C. Cheater
Commanding General, Over-the-Horizon Counterterrorism
United States Central Command, Al Udeid AB, Qatar

Darren R. Cole
Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
Headquarters AMC, Scott AFB, Illinois

Heath A. Collins
Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AFMC, Eglin AFB, Florida

Douglas S. Coppinger
Deputy Chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort. George G. Meade, Maryland

Daniel A. DeVoe
Commander, 618th Air Operations Center, AMC, Scott AFB, Illinois

Steven G. Edwards
Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein AB, Germany

Michael A. Greiner
Director, Financial Management
Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command , Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Stephen F. Jost
Deputy Director, Joint Strategic Planning, J-5, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington

John M. Klein Jr.
Inspector General , Headquarters AMC, Scott AFB, Illinois

Daniel T. Lasica
Director, Current Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, HAF, the Pentagon, Arlington

Benjamin R. Maitre
Director, Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments, J-8, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Florida

Caroline M. Miller
Commander, 502d Air Base Wing, Air Education and Training Command, JB San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas

John P. Newberry
Air Force Program Executive Officer for Bombers, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Evan L. Pettus
Vice Commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center, ACC, Nellis AFB, Nevada

Bradley L. Pyburn
Director of Operations, 16th Air Force, and Deputy Commander, Joint Force Headquarters Cyber, ACC, JB San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

Mark B. Pye
Director, Concepts and Strategy, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force Futures, HAF, the Pentagon, Arlington

David J. Sanford
Commander, Defense Logistics Agency - Aviation, DLA, Richmond

Jennifer M. Short
Deputy Director, Strategic Planning and Policy, J-5, United States Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii

David W. Snoddy
Deputy Director, Operations, J-3, USCYBERCOM, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

Alice W. Trevino
Commander, Air Force Installation Contracting Center, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Parker H. Wright
Director, Intelligence and Information, J-2, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United Sates Northern Command, Peterson SFB, Colorado