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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 922-07
July 25, 2007

General Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
Army Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as the inspector general, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C. Whitcomb is currently serving as the commanding general, Third U.S. Army/commander, U.S. Army Forces Central Command, Fort McPherson, Ga.
 
Army Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as the commanding general, Third U.S. Army/commander, U.S Army Forces Central Command, Fort McPherson, Ga. Lovelace is currently serving as the deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
 
Army Lt. Gen. James D Thurman, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. Thurman is currently serving as commanding general, V Corps, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.
 
Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth W. Hunzeker, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as the commanding general, V Corps, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany. Hunzeker is currently serving as the commanding general, Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom.