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Release No: 397-09
June 05, 2009

General Officer Assignment

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Army Maj. Gen. Robert W. Cone for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, III Corps and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, Texas.  Cone is currently serving as special assistant to the commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va.

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