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DoD announces colonels tapped for first star

Dec. 13, 2012 - 04:06PM   |   Last Updated: Dec. 13, 2012 - 04:06PM  |  
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A number of colonels will get their first star, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday. The president has made these nominations to the rank of brigadier general:

• Col. Christopher S. Ballard, director of Cyber Operations Integration Center/G-3, Second Army/U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

• Col. David G. Bassett, deputy program executive officer, Combat Support and Combat Service Support, Warren, Mich.

• Col. Donald C. Bolduc, commander, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan.

• Col. Edward M. Daly, commandant, U.S Ordnance School, U.S. Sustainment Center of Excellence, Fort Lee, Va.

• Col. Malcolm B. Frost, deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center Operations Team Four, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

• Col. Donald G. Fryc, commandant, U.S. Air Defense School, U.S. Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Okla.

• Col. Anthony C. Funkhouser, commander, U.S. Engineer Division, Northwestern, Portland, Ore.

• Col. Peter A. Gallagher, deputy commander, U.S. Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

• Col. William K. Gayler, deputy commander, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

• Col. Mark W. Gillette, senior defense official/defense attachι Cambodia, U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

• Col. David B. Haight, commandant, U.S. Infantry School, U.S. Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga.

• Col. Joseph P. Harrington, executive assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.

• Col. Michael L. Howard, director, future operations, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Afghanistan.

• Col. John P. Johnson, deputy commander (operations), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

• Col. James E. Kraft Jr., deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Sword, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

• Col. Michael E. Kurilla, assistant commander-support, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

• Col. Paul J. Laughlin II, commandant, U.S. Armor School, U.S. Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga.

• Col. Joseph M. Martin, commander, U.S. Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas.

• Col. Terrence J. McKenrick, chief of staff, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, U.S. Central Command.

• Col. Christopher P. McPadden, director of future plans, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Afghanistan.

• Col. John E. O'Neil, commandant, U.S. Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Va.

• Col. Mark J. O'Neil, deputy commander (operations), 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, N.Y.

• Col. Erik C. Peterson, deputy commander, U.S. Cadet Command, Fort Knox, Ky.

• Col. Andrew P. Poppas, deputy commander (operations), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

• Col. James E. Rainey, director, Mission Command Center of Excellence, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

• Col. Kent D. Savre, commander, U.S. Engineer Division, North Atlantic, Fort Hamilton Military Community, Brooklyn, N.Y.

• Col. Wilson A. Shoffner Jr., deputy commander (support), 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

• Col. Mark S. Spindler, deputy provost marshal general/deputy commanding general, U.S. Criminal Investigation Command and Corrections Command, Quantico, Va.

• Col. Sean P. Swindell, assistant commander for Special Operations Forces, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command — Afghanistan.

• Col. Randy S. Taylor, deputy chief of staff, G-6, U.S. Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

• Col. John C. Thomson III, director, chief of staff, Coordination Group, Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

• Col. Leon N. Thurgood, the deputy program executive officer, Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

• Col. Flem B. Walker Jr., director for strategy and integration, G-45/7, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

• Col. Robert P. Walters Jr., deputy director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Va.

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