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Release No: 515-11
June 16, 2011

General Officer Announcements

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

            Army Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commander, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan/commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.  He is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

            Army Maj. Gen. Michael T. Flynn for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as assistant director of national intelligence for partner engagement, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Washington, D.C.  He is currently serving as special assistant to deputy chief of staff, G-2, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

            Army Col. Jon S. Lehr has been selected for the rank of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as defense coordinating officer, U.S. Army North, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

            Army Col. Timothy P. McGuire has been selected for the rank of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as chief, House Legislative Liaison Division, Washington, D.C.

            Army Col. Burdett K. Thompson has been selected for the rank of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as executive officer to the under secretary of the Army, Office of the Under Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.

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