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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 278-12
April 17, 2012

General Officer Announcements

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

            Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific; commanding general, Fleet Marine Forces Pacific; and commander, Marine Corps Bases Pacific.  Robling is currently serving as the deputy commandant for aviation.

            Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr., for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as the deputy commandant for aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps.  Schmidle is currently serving as the deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command.

            Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Jon M. Davis, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as deputy commander U.S. Cyber Command.  Davis is currently serving as the commanding general, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.

            CORRECTION:  April 18, 2012 -- Maj. Gen. Davis’s current rank is corrected from lieutenant general.