Gen. Gregory S. Martin, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, is being reassigned to stateside duties and will be replaced by the Air Force’s vice chief of staff, Gen. Robert H. Foglesong.

Martin has served as USAFE commander since January 2000. His new job will be as commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Foglesong has never been assigned to Europe. He has worked for 11 of the last 15 years in Washington, D.C., including the last 2½ years as vice chief of staff.

Foglesong will also replace Martin as commander, Allied Air Forces Northern Europe with NATO, and commander of the Air Force component of the U.S. European Command.

The nominations were made by President Bush and announced Tuesday by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. The Senate Armed Services Committee has final approval on the nominations, according to a Defense Department spokeswoman.

Other nominations announced Tuesday include:

¶ Air Force Lt. Gen. T. Michael Moseley to general with assignment as vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Washington. Moseley is serving as commander, 9th Air Force, Air Combat Command; and commander, U.S. Central Command Air Forces, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

¶ Navy Vice Adm. Michael G. Mullen to admiral with assignment as vice chief of Naval Operations, Washington. He is currently deputy chief of Naval Operations for Resources, Requirements and Assessments, N8, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington.

¶ Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Jan C. Huly to lieutenant general with assignment as the deputy commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations, Washington. Huly is serving as commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Western Recruiting Region, San Diego.

¶ Air Force Maj. Gen. Daniel P. Leaf to lieutenant general with assignment as vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Leaf is currently director, Operational Capability Requirements, deputy chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington.

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign up to receive a daily email of today's top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign Up Now