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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 147-08
February 25, 2008

General/Flag Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations

 

Army Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as director, Joint Staff, Washington, DC.  He is currently serving as commander, Joint Special Operations Command/commander, Joint Special Operations Command Forward, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C..

 

Navy Rear Adm. William H. McRaven has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Joint Special Operations Command/commander, Joint Special Operations Command Forward, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.  McRaven is currently serving as commander, Special Operations Command Europe/director, special operation, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

 

Navy Rear Adm. Michael C. Vitale has been nominated for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, D.C.  Vitale is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla.

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