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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 051-07
January 17, 2007

Flag Officer Announcement

             Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Navy Adm. William J. Fallon for re-appointment to the grade of admiral and assignment as commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Fallon is currently serving as commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Honolulu, Hawaii.