New General Officer Assignments Announced

Brig. Gen. Douglas Coppinger, US Cyber Command’s director of intelligence, has been assigned as deputy chief of the National Security Agency’s Central Security Service, the Air Force announced Jan. 2. 

This will be his second NSA assignment, having commanded NSA/CSS Texas from April 2016-July 2018, according to his Air Force biography.

He’s also a former 25th Air Force intelligence director and a former vice commander of the 67th Cyberspace Wing at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, among other assignments.

Coppinger holds graduate degrees from National Intelligence University, the Air Command and Staff College, and the Naval War College.

Brig. Gen. David Miller Jr., who currently leads plans, programs, and financial management at Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., has been selected to serve as Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett’s senior military assistant in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the service announced in the same press release.

Miller previously commanded the 460th Space Wing at Buckley AFB, Colo., according to his USAF biography. He’s also led the 21st Operations Group at Peterson AFB, Colo., and the Space Control Division at Headquarters Air Force, and served as senior advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Interior at the US Embassy in Baghdad, among other assignments.

He holds graduate degrees from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Maxwell AFB, Ala., the National War College, and Regis University in Denver, Colo.