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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 040-13
January 24, 2013

General Officer Announcements

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

            Marine Corps Brig. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Broadmeadow is currently serving as the commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

            Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Herman S. Clardy III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Clardy is currently serving as the director, Operations Division; Plans, Policies, and Operations; Headquarters Marine Corps; Arlington, Va. 

            Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Craparotta is currently serving as the director of operations, J-3, U.S. Northern Command, Colorado Springs, Colo. 

            Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Hedelund is currently serving as director, Marine and Family Programs, Quantico, Va. 

            Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Padilla is currently serving as the commanding general, 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan. 

            Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Michael A. Rocco has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Rocco is currently serving as the director, Strategy and Policy Division; Plans, Policies and Operations; Headquarters Marine Corps, Arlington, Va. 

            Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Stewart is currently serving as the director of intelligence, Headquarters Marine Corps, Arlington, Va.