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U.S. President nominates new USFJ Commander

UNRELEASED | March 12, 2012

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The U.S. Air Force announced March 9 that U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated to the Senate Lt. Gen. Burton Field to be the next Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC.

On the same announcement, Maj. Gen. Salvatore A. Angelella was nominated by the President to be assigned as the next Commander, United States Forces Japan, and Commander, 5th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, and for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general.

Angelella is currently the Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, DC. This will be the general’s fifth assignment to Japan. The last previous assignment was to Yokota Air Base where he served as Vice Commander of 5th Air Force and Deputy Commander of 13th Air Force from January 2009 to November 2010.

Both assignments and appointment must be approved by the Senate. Once approved, a change of command will be scheduled for later this year. Release # 181017


米大統領 新在日米軍司令官を指名

横田基地 - 米空軍は3月9日バラク・オバマ米大統領がバートン・フィールド中将をワシントンDC国防総省、米空軍司令部にて作戦・計画要求次期副部長として上院に指名したことを発表しました。