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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 0049-08
January 18, 2008

General Officer Announcement

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Army Gen. David D. McKiernan for re-appointment to the rank of general and assignment as the commander, International Security Assistance Force. McKiernan is currently serving as the commanding general, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army/commanding general, U.S.Army, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Germany.