Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
Army Maj Gen. Dennis L. Via has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as director for Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems, J-6, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Via is currently serving as the commanding general, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command and Fort Monmouth, Fort Monmouth, N.J.
Air Force Maj. Gen. William T. Lord has been nominated 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. Lord is currently serving as, commander, Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional), Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
Navy Vice Adm. Ann E. Rondeau has been nominated for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as president, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Rondeau is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.