Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nominations:
Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Bergeson for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Bergeson is currently serving as deputy commander, United Nations Command Korea; deputy commander, U.S. Forces Korea; commander, Air Component Command, Republic of Korea/U.S. Combined Forces Command; and commander, Seventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Air Force Maj. Gen. James C. Slife for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Slife is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.