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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 005-03
January 06, 2003

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the president has nominated Army National Guard Maj. Gen. H. Steven Blum for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as the chief of the National Guard Bureau. Blum is currently serving as the Chief of Staff for Headquarters U.S. Northern Command and Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

MAJOR GENERAL

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the president has nominated Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Dennis M. Kenneally for promotion to the rank of major general. Kenneally is currently serving as the assistant adjutant general, California State Area Command, Sacramento, Calif.

BRIGADIER GENERAL

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the president has nominated Army National Guard Col. Oscar B. Hilman for promotion to rank of brigadier general. Hilman is currently serving as the commander, 81st Infantry Brigade (Separate), Seattle.

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