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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 064-11
January 24, 2011

General Officer Announcement

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

           Army Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general/chief of staff, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.  Via is currently serving as director for command, control, communications and computer (C4) systems, J-6, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.