Career Progressions

Col. Keith M. Givens, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Quantico, Virginia.

Brig. Gen. John H. Hort, USA, has been assigned as deputy chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

Timothy F. Croal has been named president of SL Power Electronics, Ventura, California.

Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Brig. Gen. James R. Blackburn Jr., USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Brig. Gen. Michael A. Bills, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Christopher S. Ballard, USA, has been assigned as deputy assistant chief of staff, C/J-2, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S Forces Korea, Republic of Korea.

Diablo Technologies, Ottawa, Canada, has appointed Jim Miller as vice president of engineering.

Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Africa/Southern European Task Force, Italy.

Maj. Gen. Jefforey A. Smith, USA, has been assigned as deputy chief of staff, operations, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

Brig. Gen. Michael D. Rothstein, USAF, has been assigned as commanding general, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Shan Morgan has been appointed president of Elma Electronic Incorporated, Fremont, California.

Col. Paul W. Tibbets IV, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as deputy director, nuclear operations (J-3N), Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Maj. Gen. James M. Richardson, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

Maj. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, USA, has been assigned as senior defense official/defense attaché-Cairo, U.S. Central Command, Defense Intelligence Agency, Egypt.

Matthew P. Dubois has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and has been assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs (materiel and facilities), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), Arlington, Virginia.

Joseph L. Mejaly has been appointed vice president and general manager of AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company, Troy, Michigan.

Col. Brian T. Kelly, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as director of force management policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general/chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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