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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 312-09
May 11, 2009

Flag and General Officer Announcements

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

 

Navy Vice Adm. Richard K. Gallagher for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as U.S. military representative to the NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium.  Gallagher is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. European Command, Stutthart-Vaihingen, Germany.

 

                Air Force Lt. Gen. William L. Shelton for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as chief, warfighting integration and chief, information officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Shelton is currently serving as commander, Fourteenth Air Force, Air Forces Strategic-Space, Air Force Space Command, and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

 

                Air Force Lt. Gen. Daniel J. Darnell for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.  Darnell is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, Air, Space and Information Operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.