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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 637-11
July 21, 2011

General Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

            Army Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr. for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as chief, Office of Security Cooperation – Iraq, Operation New Dawn, Iraq.  Caslen is currently serving as the commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

            Army Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as assistant chief of staff, installation management/commanding general, Installation Management Command, Washington, D.C.  Ferriter is currently serving as the deputy commander for advising and training, U.S. Forces-Iraq, Operation New Dawn, Iraq.

            Army Maj Gen. Joseph E. Martz for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as military deputy for budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.  Martz is currently serving as director, program analysis and evaluation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

            Army Maj Gen. David G. Perkins for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.  Perkins is currently serving as commanding general, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and Fort Carson, Fort Carson, Colo.

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