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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 529-02
October 17, 2002

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Emile P. Bataille has been nominated for promotion to the rank of major general. Bataille is currently serving as director for command, control, communications and computer systems, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Densford has been nominated for promotion to the rank of major general. Densford is currently serving as deputy commander, Texas State Area Command, Austin, Texas.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., has been nominated for promotion to the rank of major general. Long is currently serving as commander, 29th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Belvoir, Va.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael J. Squier has been nominated for promotion to the rank of major general. Squier is currently assigned to the General Officer Management Office, Holding Detachment, Washington, D.C.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Roy M. Umbarger has been nominated for promotion to the rank of major general. Umbarger is currently serving as deputy commanding general (reserve component), U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Antonio J. Vicens-Gonzalez has been nominated for promotion to the rank of major general. Vicens-Gonzalez is currently serving as assistant adjutant general, Puerto Rico State Area Command, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Walter E. Zink II has been nominated for promotion to the rank of major general. Zink is currently serving as assistant adjutant general, Nebraska State Area Command, Lincoln, Neb.

BRIGADIER GENERAL

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

Army National Guard Col. Norman E. Arflack has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Arflack is currently serving as military personnel officer, Kentucky State Area Command, Frankfort, Ky.

Army National Guard Col. Jerry G. Beck has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Beck is currently serving as chief of staff, Pennsylvania State Area Command, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pa.

Army National Guard Col. Raymond W. Carpenter has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Carpenter is currently serving as chief of staff, South Dakota State Area Command, Rapid City, S.D.

Army National Guard Col. Herman M. Deener has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Deener is currently serving as commander, 70th Regiment, Reisterstown, Md.

Army National Guard Col. Robert P. French has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. French is currently serving as director of personnel, Pennsylvania State Area Command, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pa.

Army National Guard Col. John T. Furlow has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Furlow is currently serving as chief of staff, 49th Armored Division, Austin, Texas.

Army National Guard Col. Charles L. Gable has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Gable is currently serving as chief, 167th Theatre Support Command, Homewood, Ala.

Army National Guard Col. Francis P. Gonzales has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Gonzales is currently serving as deputy commander, Nevada State Area Command, Carson City, Nev.

Army National Guard Col. Dean E. Johnson has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Johnson is currently serving as Army National Guard assistant to the Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Army, Arlington, Va.

Army National Guard Col. David A. Lewis has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Lewis is currently serving as commander, Missouri State Area Command, Centertown, Mo.

Army National Guard Col. Thomas D. Mills has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Mills is currently serving as deputy commander, Colorado State Area Command, Englewood, Colo.

Army National Guard Col. Vern T. Miyagi has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Miyagi is currently serving as chief of staff, Hawaii State Area Command, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Army National Guard Col. Roque C. Nido-Lanausse, Jr., has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Nido-Lanausse is currently serving as assistant adjutant general, Puerto Rico State Area Command, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Army National Guard Col. J.W. Noles has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Noles is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, Logistics, Tennessee State Area Command, Nashville, Tenn.

Army National Guard Col. Thomas R. Ragland has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Ragland is currently serving as director of operations, Office of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.

Army National Guard Col. Terry L. Robinson has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Robinson is currently serving as commander, 164th Regiment, Devils Lake, N.D.

Army National Guard Col. Charles G. Rodriguez has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Rodriguez is currently serving as deputy assistant adjutant general, Texas State Area Command, Austin, Texas.

Army National Guard Col. Charles D. Safley has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Safley is currently serving as deputy commander, 30th Heavy Separate Brigade (Enhanced), Clinton, N.C.

Army National Guard Col. Randall E. Sayre has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Sayre is currently serving as director, Aviation and Safety, Nevada State Area Command, Carson City, Nev.

Army National Guard Col. Donald C. Storm has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Storm is currently serving as chief of staff, Kentucky State Area Command, Frankfort, Ky.

Army National Guard Col. William H. Wade II has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Wade is currently serving as deputy commander (manuever), 40th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Los Alamitos, Calif.

Army National Guard Col. Gregory L. Wayt has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Wayt is currently serving as chief of staff, Ohio State Area Command, Columbus, Ohio.

Army National Guard Col. Merrel W. Yocum has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Yocum is currently serving as chief of staff, 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg, Pa.