WASHINGTON (December 12, 2016) -- The following officers were confirmed by the Senate on December 7:Maj. Gen. James H. Dickinson for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as the Commanding General, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. He is currently serving as Chief of Staff, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as the Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, Texas. He most recently served as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, United States Army, Washington, D.C.Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as the Commanding General, I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He is currently serving as Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.The following Army National Guard officers have been confirmed by the Senate for Federal recognition in the next higher grade:To Major General Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Adams III Brig. Gen. Wayne L. Black Brig. Gen. Christopher M. Burns Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Crytzer Brig. Gen. Ivan E. Denton Brig. Gen. James C. Ernst Brig. Gen. Kevin R. Griese Brig. Gen. Patrick M. Hamilton Brig. Gen. Mark G. Malanka Brig. Gen. Roy V. McCarty Brig. Gen. Blake C. Ortner Brig. Gen. Christopher J. Petty Brig. Gen. Jessie R. Robinson Brig. Gen. Steven T. Scott Brig. Gen. Raymond F. Shields, Jr. Brig. Gen. Bryan E. Suntheimer Brig. Gen. Kirk E. Vanpelt Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Wojtecki Brig. Gen. Michael R. ZerboniaTo Brigadier General Col. Michael A. Abell Col. Joseph L. Biehler Col. Janeen L. Birckhead Col. Marti J. Bissell Col. Scott J. Boespflug Col. Patrick R. Bossetta Col. Thomas R. Bouchard Col. Robert A. Boyette Col. Kenneth E. Brandt Col. Stanley E. Budraitis Col. Anthony R. Camacho Col. Mike A. Canzoneri Col. Rita B. Casey Col. Gregory P. Chaney Col. Paul B. Chauncey III Col. Bobby L. Christine Col. Edward J. Chrystal, Jr. Col. William E. Crane Col. Darrell W. Daniels Col. Gregory T. Day Col. Henry S. Dixon Col. Scott A. Doust Col. Dwaine E. Drummond Col. Diane L. Dunn Col. Robert A. Dwan Col. Leonard H. Dyer, Jr. Col. Steve D. Elliott Col. Francis J. Evon, Jr. Col. Kelly A. Fisher Col. Robert C. Frick Col. Robert B. Gaston Col. Andrew L. Gibson Col. Kerry W. Goodman Col. William D. Griswold Col. Ellis F. Hopkins III Col. Dennis J. Humphrey Col. Robert W. Intress Col. Richard F. Johnson Col. Jeffrey A. Jones Col. Eric T. Judkins Col. Kipling V. Kahler Col. Moses Kaoiwi, Jr. Col. Eric K. Little Col. Zachary E. Maner Col. James R. Mathews Col. Mark A. Merlino Col. Douglas R. Messner Col. David J. Mikolaities Col. Charles W. Moore Col. Leah M. Moore Col. Michel A. Natali Col. Reginald G. A. Neal Col. John M. Oberkirsch Col. Stephen E. Osborn Col. Rodney B. Painting Col. Chad J. Parker Col. Mark A. Piterski Col. Roger A. Presley, Jr. Col. Jose J. Reyes Col. Frank M. Rice Col. Timothy L. Rieger Col. James W. Ring Col. John W. Rueger Col. Adam R. Silvers Col. Jeffrey D. Smiley Col. Michael E. Spraggins Col. Steven E. Stivers Col. Mechelle M. Tuttle Col. Jeffrey P. Van Col. Thomas M. Vickers, Jr. Col. Louis W. Wilham