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Senior leader announcement: Week of June 27

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  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

General Officer Nominations:

U.S. Air Force

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. Donna D. Shipton
From: Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office and Commander, Space Force Element, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly
To: Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Pentagon, Arlington

U.S. Space Force

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. Philip A. Garrant
From: Program Executive, Ground-Based Weapon Systems, Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
To: Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Office of the Chief of Space Operations, Headquarters United States Space Force, the Pentagonz

General Officer Confirmations:

The Senate has confirmed the following general officer for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as indicated:

Lt. Gen. James B. Hecker
From: Commander and President, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
To: Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe; Commander, United States Air Forces Africa; Commander, Allied Air Command; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Center, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

The Senate has confirmed the following general officers 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 Air Combat Command, Joint Base 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, Sixteenth Air Force, Air Combat Command, 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 United States Space Force, the Pentagon
To: Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon

The following brigadier generals have been confirmed by the Senate for appointment to the 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

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 Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois

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

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

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

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

Michael A. Greiner
Director, Financial Management, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Stephen F. Jost, Stephen F.
Commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, United States Transportation Command, Norfolk, Va.

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

Daniel T. Lasica
Director, Current Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters United States Air Force, Arlington

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

John P. Newberry
Air Force Program Executive Officer for Bombers, AFLCMC, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

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

Bradley L. Pyburn
Chief of Staff, United States Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland

Mark B. Pye
Director, Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, HAF, Arlington

David J. Sanford
Commander, Defense Logistics Agency - Aviation Defense Logistics Agency, 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 Meade, Md.

Alice W. Trevino
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, the Pentagon, Arlington

Parker H. Wright
Director, Intelligence and Information, J-2, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado

The following colonel has been confirmed by the Senate for appointment to the grade of brigadier general, United States Air Force:

Line of the Air Force – Judge Advocate

Michael D. Tomatz
Staff Judge Advocate, United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany