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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1036-10
November 10, 2010

General Officer Announcements

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

              Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Va.  Barbero is currently serving as the deputy commanding general for advising and training, U.S. Forces Iraq, Operation New Dawn, Iraq.

              Army Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general for advising and training, U.S. Forces Iraq, Operation New, Dawn, Iraq.  Ferriter is currently serving as commanding general, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Fort Benning, Ga.

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