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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 397-06
May 04, 2006

Flag Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has nominated Navy Vice Adm. James G. Stavridis, for appointment to the grade of admiral and assignment as Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.  Stavridis is currently serving as Senior Military assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.