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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 066-11
January 25, 2011

General Officer Announcement

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

             Air Force Lt. Gen. Eric E. Fiel for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.  Fiel is currently serving as the vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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