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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 831-11
September 29, 2011

Flag Officer Announcements

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

            Navy Rear Adm. William D. French for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, D.C.  French is currently serving as commander, Navy Region Southwest, San Diego, Calif.

            Navy Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment for as deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.  Giardina is currently serving as deputy and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.