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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 475-11
June 07, 2011

General Officer Announcements

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

                 Air Force Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Heithold has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Heithold is currently serving as commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency/deputy chief of staff, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

                 Air Force Col. Giovanni K. Tuck has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Tuck is currently serving as the senior executive officer to the vice chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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