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General Officer Announcement

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Release No: NR-363-14
July 9, 2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James B. Laster for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as director, Marine Corps Staff, Washington, District of Columbia. Laster most recently served as chief of staff, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.