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President Obama has nominated 43 colonels of the basic branches for active-duty promotion to brigadier general.
The officers were recommended for advancement by the Army Competitive Category board that met at Fort Knox, Ky., in November.
A statistical profile by Army personnel officials shows that the selectees on average are 48 years old, with the youngest being 45 and the oldest nearly 53.
The officers are members of year groups 1982-88, with the predominant cohort being 1986.
The selectees on average have spent 4 ½ years in grade as colonels.
Here are the names, assignments, branches and functional areas of the officers nominated for promotion:
• John W. Baker, Chief, Commander's Initiatives Group, United States Army Forces Command
• Margaret W. Burcham, Division Chief, Joint Capabilities Division, J-8, Joint Staff, Pentagon
• Richard D. Clarke Jr., Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
• Roger L. Cloutier Jr., Commander, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
• Timothy R. Coffin, Deputy Commander for Operations, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/United States Army Forces Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
• Peggy C. Combs, Chief, Full Dimension Protection Directorate, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Washington, D. C.
• Bruce T. Crawford Director, Coordination Group, Office of the Chief of Staff, the Pentagon
• Jason T. Evans, Executive, Officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Pentagon
• Stephen E. Farmen, Commander/Commandant, Army Transportation School, Fort Lee, Va.
• John G. Ferrari, Deputy Commander for Programs, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan
• Kimberly Field, Executive Officer to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, United States Forces-Afghanistan
• Duane A. Gamble, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N. C.
• Ryan F. Gonsalves, Executive Assistant to the Commander, United States Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.
• Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., Director, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
• Steven R. Grove, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army
• William B. Hickman, Military Assistant to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
• John H. Hort, Chief of Plans, G-3, United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga.
• Christopher P. Hughes, Special Assistant to the Commanding General, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Ga.
• Daniel P. Hughes, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information System, Fort Belvoir, Va.
• Daniel L. Karbler, Chief of Staff, Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Okla.
• Ronald F. Lewis, Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Pentagon
• James B. Linder, Chief of Staff, United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N. C.
• Michael D. Lundy, Deputy Commander (Rear), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
• David K. MacEwen, Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Pentagon
• Todd B. McCaffrey, Executive Officer to the Director of the Army Staff, Pentagon
• Paul M. Nakasone, Executive Assistant to the Commander, U. S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.
• Paul A. Ostrowski, Executive Officer to the Commander, U. S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
• Laura J. Richardson, Chief, Senate Liaison Division, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Senate Russell Building, Washington, D. C.
• Steven A. Shapiro, Deputy Chief of Staff Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.
• James E. Simpson, Chief of Staff, Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.
• Mark R. Stammer, Commander, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La.
• Michael C. Wehr, En route to: Commanding General, Army Engineer Division, South Pacific, San Francisco, Calif.
• Eric P. Wendt, Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon
• Robert P. White, Executive Officer to the Commanding General, Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va.