Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nominations:
Air Force Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Busch is currently serving as vice commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Air Force Maj. Gen. Mark C. Nowland for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Nowland is currently serving as chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Florida.
Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Al Udeid, Qatar. Brown is currently serving as director, operations, strategic deterrence, and nuclear integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany