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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 585-11
July 07, 2011

Flag Officer Announcement

                Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Michael A. LeFever for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy director, Strategic Operational Planning, National Counter Terrorism Center, Washington, D.C.  LeFever is currently serving as chief, Office of the Defense Representative-Pakistan, U.S. Central Command, Islamabad, Pakistan.