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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 777-09
October 07, 2009

Flag Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward Jr. for reappointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Joint Task Force 435, Afghanistan.  Harward is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.