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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 0094-08
February 05, 2008

General Officer Announcements

        Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
        Army Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany. Dempsey is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
 
        Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as vice chief of staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. Odierno is currently serving as the commanding general, III Corps/commander, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
        Maj. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as director for logistics, J-4, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Gainey is currently serving as the commanding general, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
 
        Army Brig. Gen. Scott G. West for promotion to the rank of major general. He is currently serving as commanding general, 21st Theater Support Command, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

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