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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 542-10
June 28, 2010

General Officer Announcements

                Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

                Army Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as the inspector general, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.  Fil is currently serving as the commanding general, Eighth U.S. Army/chief of staff, U.N. Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces.

                Army Maj. Gen. William J. Troy, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as director of the Army Staff, Washington, D.C.  Troy is currently serving as the commanding general, U.S. Army Alaska/deputy commander, U.S. Alaskan Command, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

                Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Sanford E. Holman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Holman is currently serving as vice commander for Joint Warfighting Center/vice director for joint training, J-7, (individual mobilization augmentee), U.S. Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Va.

                Army Col. Timothy E. Trainor has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Trainor is currently serving as professor, Department of Systems Engineering, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.