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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 125-11
February 16, 2011

General Officer Announcements

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

                 Army Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Votel for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as commander, Joint Special Operations Command/commander, Joint Special Operations Command Forward, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.  Votel is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

                 Army Reserve Col. Kaffia Jones has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general and assignment as commander, (troop program unit), 359th Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.  Jones is currently serving as chief of staff, (troop program unit), 335th Theater Signal Command, East Point, Ga.

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