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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 176-11
March 04, 2011

General Officer Announcement

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and to serve as the senior military assistant to the secretary of defense.  Kelly is currently serving as commander, Marine Forces Reserve; and commander, Marine Forces North, New Orleans, La.

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