President Obama has nominated the following Air Force colonels to the rank of brigadier general, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today:

  • Col. Tony D. Bauernfeind, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.
  • Col. Vincent K. Becklund, commander of NATO Special Operations Headquarters, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium.
  • Col. Steven J. Bleymaier, director of staff, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
  • Col. Richard A. Coe, commander, Air Force Inspection Agency, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
  • Col. William T. Cooley, senior materiel leader and director, Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.
  • Col. Barry R. Cornish, executive officer to the commander, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
  • Col. Christopher E. Craige, director, Air Force General Officer Management, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • Col. Andrew A. Croft, vice director, operations, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
  • Col. Allan E. Day, director, resource integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • Col. Trent E. Edwards, commander, 37th Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
  • Col. Andrew J. Gebara, senior military assistant to the under secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • Air Force Col. Gerald V. Goodfellow, commander, Squadron Officer College, and commandant, Squadron Officer School, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
  • Col. John R. Gordy II, executive officer to the deputy commander, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.
  • Col. Stacey T. Hawkins, commander, 10th Air Base Wing, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.
  • Col. Cameron G. Holt, director of staff, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
  • Col. Kevin A. Huyck, commander, 1st Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
  • Col. James A. Jacobson, division chief, program integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management, and comptroller, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • Col. Darren V. James, deputy director, operations and plans, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
  • Col. David J. Julazadeh, military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • Col. Kevin B. Kennedy, commander, 28th Bomb Wing, Air Combat Command, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
  • Col. Chad T. Manske, director, Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
  • Col. Michael A. Minihan, deputy director, air and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
  • Col. Wayne R. Monteith, senior military assistant to the secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • Col. Daniel J. Orcutt, commander, 505th Command and Control Wing, Air Combat Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
  • Col. Lenny J. Richoux, director, Air Force Colonel Management Office, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • Col. Carl E. Schaefer, special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff for Joint Strike Fighter Integration, Office of the Air Force Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • Col. John E. Shaw, commander, 21st Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
  • Col. Brad M. Sullivan, special assistant to the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Col. Billy D. Thompson, chief, Air Force Senate Liaison, Office of the Legislative Liaison, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • Col. Paul A. Welch, deputy director, air, space and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
  • Col. William P. West, deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa.