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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 075-11
January 28, 2011

General Officer Announcement

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

             Army Lt. Gen. Purl K. Keen for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as chief, Office of the Defense Representative-Pakistan, U.S. Central Command, Pakistan.  Keen is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.

             Army Maj. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Cyberspace Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

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