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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 424-10
May 24, 2010

General Officer Assignment

                Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, for reappointment to the rank of general and assignment as commander, U. S Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.  Odierno is currently serving as commander, U.S. Forces-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.