SOF General Officer Nominations

DoD News Release

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the following nominations:

Air Force Lt. Gen. James C. Slife for appointment to the grade of general, with assignment as vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Slife is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is a former commander of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). He began his career as a helicopter pilot flying MH-53s. Air Force biography of Lt. Gen. Slife

Air Force Maj. Gen. Sean M. Farrell for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general, with assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.  Farrell is currently serving as deputy commanding general, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He began his career as a pilot of AC-130 gunships. Air Force biography of Maj. Gen. Farrell.

Air Force Col. Matthew S. Allen for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Allen is currently serving as the director, Legislative Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, D. C. Allen, a Special Tactics officer, is the former commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

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View the DoD announcement (Sep 6, 2023).


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