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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 818-10
September 10, 2010

General Officer Announcements

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

                 Air Force Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general with assignment as vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Breedlove is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

                 Air Force Lt. Gen. William L. Shelton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general with assignment as commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.  Shelton is currently serving as assistant vice chief of staff and director, Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

                 Air Force Lt. Gen.Herbert J. Carlisle has been nominated for re-appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as deputy chief of staff, operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Carlisle is currently serving as commander, Thirteenth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

                 Air Force Maj. Gen. Stanley T. Kresge has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Thirteenth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.  Kresge is currently serving as commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

                 Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III has been nominated for re-appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as assistant vice chief of staff and director, Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Newton is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, manpower and personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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