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General officer nominations announced

Feb. 11, 2013 - 10:07AM   |   Last Updated: Feb. 11, 2013 - 10:07AM  |  
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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced today that President Obama has made the following nominations:

• Air Force Lt. Gen. Robin Rand for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla. Rand is currently serving as commander, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

• Air Force Maj. Gen. James M. Holmes for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as vice commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Holmes is currently serving as the assistant deputy chief of staff, operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

• Air Force Col. Dorothy A. Hogg has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general and for assignment as chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Falls Church, Va.

The Defense Department also announced the following assignments on Feb. 5:

• Brig. Gen. Scott J. Zobrist, who has been selected for the rank of major general, commander, 31st Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Aviano Air Base, Italy, to director of requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

• Brig. Gen. Kenneth E. Todorov, deputy director of operations, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, J-8, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

• Brig. Gen. David C. Wesley, staff judge advocate, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to staff judge advocate, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

• Brig. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy, commander, 18th Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Kadena Air Base, Japan, to deputy director of operations, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

• Col. James B. Hecker, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Creech Air Force Base, Nev., to commander, 18th Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Kadena Air Base, Japan.

• Col. Scott C. Long, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, 388th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to commander, 31st Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Aviano Air Base, Italy.

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