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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 264-09
April 21, 2009

General Officer Announcements

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

 

Marine Corps Col. John J. Broadmeadow has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Broadmeadow is currently serving as the commanding officer, Combat Logistics Regiment 17 in Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

 

Marine Corps Col. John W. Bullard Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Bullard is currently serving as head of aviation weapons requirements, Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Corps Col. Steven W. Busby has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Busby is currently serving as the executive assistant to the deputy commandant for aviation in Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Corps Col. Herman S. Clardy III has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Clardy is currently serving as the director, Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, Va.

 

Marine Corps Col. Lewis A. Craparotta has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Craparotta is currently serving as the commanding officer, 1st Marine Regiment in Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Marine Corps Col. Robert F. Hedelund has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Hedelund is currently serving as the military assistant to the secretary of the Navy in Washington, D. C.

 

Marine Corps Col. Frederick M. Padilla has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Padilla is currently serving as the chief of staff, Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va.

 

Marine Corps Col. Michael A. Rocco has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Rocco is currently serving as the commanding officer, Marine Aircraft Group 39 in Miramar, Calif.

 

Marine Corps Col. Richard L. Simcock II has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Simcock is currently serving as the director, Tactical Training and Exercise Control Group in Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.

 

Marine Corps Col. Vincent R. Stewart has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Stewart is currently serving as the assistant chief of staff for intelligence, II Marine Expeditionary Force (forward) in Al Anbar, Iraq.

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