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Release No: 268-12
April 13, 2012

Flag Officer Announcement

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

            Navy Rear Adm. Kurt W. Tidd for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as director for operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Tidd is currently serving as commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet, Mayport, Fla.

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