Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling to serve as the deputy commandant, Aviation, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps and for re-appointment to the rank of lieutenant general. Robling is currently serving as the commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force; commander, Marine Corps Bases, Japan; and commander, Marine Forces Japan in Okinawa, Japan.
Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Richard T. Tryon to serve as the deputy commandant for plans, policies, and operations, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps and for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general. Tryon is currently serving as the deputy commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Washington, D.C.