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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 539-10
June 25, 2010

General Officer Announcement

                Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Army Gen. David H. Petraeus for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as commander, International Security Assistance Force/commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan.  Petraeus is currently serving as commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.