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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1029-10
November 09, 2010

General Officer Announcements

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

                 Air Force Brig. Gen. James M. Holmes has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Holmes is currently serving as the principal director to the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Middle East policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

                 Air Force Brig. Gen. Brett T. Williams has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Williams is currently serving as the director, command, control, communications and computer systems, J-6, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.