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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 166-01
April 17, 2001

FLAG AND GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS - MAJOR GENERALS AND REAR ADMIRALS

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has nominated Army National Guard Brig. Gen. James L. Pruitt for appointment to the grade of major general. Pruitt is currently serving as the deputy commander, Missouri State Area Command, Jefferson City, Mo.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern E. Clark announced today that Navy Rear Adm. (Select) Robert F. Willard is being assigned as deputy and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Willard is currently serving as commander, Carrier Group Five.

BRIGADIER GENERALS AND REAR ADMIRALS (LOWER HALF)

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Army National Guard Col. Timothy C. Barrick has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Barrick is currently serving as the chief of staff, Alabama State Area Command, Montgomery, Ala.

Army National Guard Col. Claude A. Williams has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Williams is currently serving as the adjutant general, Virginia, Virginia State Area Command, Richmond, Va.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern E. Clark announced today the following assignments:

Navy Rear Adm. (Lower Half) Lewis W. Crenshaw, Jr., is being assigned as director, Assessment Division, N81, OPNAV, Washington, D.C. Crenshaw is currently serving as commander, Carrier Group Six/TEMDU, and deputy commander, Joint Task Force, Southwest Asia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Navy Rear Adm. (Lower Half) Steven A. Kunkle, is being assigned as commander, Carrier Group Five. Kunkle is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for operations, plans, policy, and training, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Navy Rear Adm. (Lower Half) Steven J. Tomaszeski is being assigned as commander, Carrier Group Six. Tomaszeski is currently serving as commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean, and commander, Maritime Air Forces, Mediterranean.