Air and Missile Defense CFT to get new director

By Ashley Tressel / February 19, 2019 at 5:31 PM

The Defense Department today announced a slew of new assignments for several Army one- and two-star generals as well as a promotable colonel.

Among those changes is a new leader for the Army's Air and Missile Defense cross-functional team.

Brig. Gen. Brian Gibson, commandant of the Air Defense Artillery School at Ft. Sill, OK, will replace Brig. Gen. Randall McIntire as director of the Air and Missile Defense CFT, also at Ft. Sill.

Brig. Gen. David Francis, director of Army aviation for the deputy chief of staff (G-3/5/7), will assume command of the Aviation Center of Excellence and Ft. Rucker, AL.

Francis replaces Maj. Gen. William Gayler, who will become the director of J-3 operations and cyber for U.S. Africa Command in Germany.

Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson, commander of First Army Division West at Ft. Hood, TX, will become director of force development for the deputy chief of staff (G-8).

Brig. Gen. Karl Gingrich, director of capability and resource integration (J-8) for U.S. Cyber Command at Ft. Meade, MD, will become director of program analysis and evaluation for the Army's deputy chief of staff (G-8).

Col. Robert Collins, assistant program executive officer for intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, will become the program executive officer.