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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 379-02
July 23, 2002

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the president has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert R. Dierker for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. Dierker is currently serving as assistant chief of staff, Operations Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Casteau, Belgium.