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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 440-10
May 27, 2010

General Officer Assignment

              Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Army Lt. Gen. Francis H. Kearney III, for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy director for Strategic Operational Planning Directorate, National Counter Terrorism Center, Washington, D.C.  Kearney is currently serving as deputy commander, U. S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.