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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 883-07
July 16, 2007

General Officer Assignments

            The chief of staff, Army announces the assignment of the following officers:
 
            *Col. Joseph P. Disalvo, chief, plans and policy, Iraq division, J-5, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to deputy director for politico-military affairs (western hemisphere), J-5, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
            *Col. Steven L. Salazar, commander, operations group, National Training Center, headquarters, operations group, Fort Irwin, Calif., to deputy commander, training support division (west) and Fort Carson, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
            *Colonel Raymond A. Thomas III, chief of staff, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. to assistant division commander, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany. Col. Thomas was previously announced for deputy commander, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Monroe, Va.
 
            *Assignment of Disalvo, Salazar and Thomas to general officer positions should not be construed as the Senate's consent of their promotion nominations, and there will be no action to frock or promote them until Senate confirmation.