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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 551-12
June 29, 2012

General Officer Announcement

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

            Lt. Gen. Frank J. Grass, Army National Guard, for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as chief, National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C.  Grass is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Northern Command/vice commander, U.S. element, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.