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Release No: 485-11
June 09, 2011

General Officer Announcement

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

             Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John R. Allen for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as commander, International Security Assistance Force/commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.  Allen is currently serving as the special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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