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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 812-11
September 22, 2011

General Officer Announcements

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

            Army Maj. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as the inspector general, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.  Vangjel most recently served as deputy commanding general, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, Kuwait.

            Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Gill P. Beck for appointment to the rank of major general and for assignment as commanding general, 81st Regional Support Command, Fort Jackson S.C.  Beck is currently serving as commander, U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command, Gaithersburg, Md.

            Army Col. Kristin K. French for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  French is currently serving as commander, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Knox, Ky.

            Army Col. Walter E. Piatt for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Piatt is currently serving as commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga.

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