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Air Force Maj. Gen. Arthur J. Lichte has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as vice commander for U.S. Air Forces in Europe, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Lichte was director for plans and programs for the Air Mobility Command, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Navy Rear Adm. Walter B. Massenburg is being assigned as assistant commander for aviation depots, at the Naval Air Systems Command, in Patuxent River, Md. Massenburg is assistant commander for logistics, at the same command.

Massenburg will be replaced by Rear Adm. Michael C. Bachmann, who is commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center's Weapons Division in China Lake, Calif.

Bachmann will be followed at China Lake by Rear Adm. David J. Venlet, who is special assistant to the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command.

Rear Adm. Alan B. Hicks is being assigned as deputy commander for Warfare Systems Engineering, at the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. Hicks is head of the Surface...

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