New officers named for EUCOM posts

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 9, 2014

STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. European Command will get a group of new Air Force officers in key posts as part of series of personnel moves announced by the service.

Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel, who now serves as commandant of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, has been selected to serve as commander of Special Operations Command Europe at European Command Headquarters in Stuttgart, the service said in a news late Thursday.

He will replace Air Force Maj. Gen. Marshall B. Webb, who has been nominated for a third star and a top special operations post at NATO.

Brig. Gen. Paul D. Nelson, an intelligence officer now serving in Afghanistan, has been selected to serve as director of intelligence at EUCOM. He replaces Brig. Gen. John D. Bansemer, who has been pegged to serve as deputy chief of the Central Security Service at the National Security Agency at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Meanwhile, Brig. Gen. Blaine D. Holt, director of logistics at EUCOM, will move to Brussels to serve as the U.S.’s deputy military representative to NATO. His replacement at EUCOM has not been announced.


Brig. Gen. Blaine D. Holt, director of logistics, Headquarters United States European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, has been selected to serve as deputy United States military representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium.


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