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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 380-03
May 30, 2003

General Officer Announcements

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

MAJOR GENERAL

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. George A. Alexander has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Alexander is currently serving as assistant to the Surgeon General, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Falls Church, Va.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Edmund T. Beckette has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Beckette is currently serving as deputy commander, Missouri State Area Command, Jefferson City, Mo.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Wesley E. Craig, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Craig is currently serving as commander, 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg, Pa.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. James R. Mason has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Mason is currently serving as deputy commander, 35th Infantry Division, Louisville, Ky.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Gerald P. Minetti has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Minetti is currently serving as deputy to the Director for Logistics and Security Assistance, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Richard C. Nash has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Nash is currently serving as deputy commander, Minnesota State Area Command, Rosemount, Minn.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Gary A. Pappas has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Pappas is currently serving as deputy commander, Massachusetts State Area Command, Milford, Mass.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Clyde A. Vaughn has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Vaughn is currently serving as deputy director, Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Dean A. Youngman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Youngman is currently serving as adjutant general, Kentucky, Kentucky State Area Command, Frankfort, Ky.

BRIGADIER GENERAL

Army National Guard Col. William E. Aldridge has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Aldridge is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for operations, West Virginia State Area Command, Charleston, W. Va.

Army National Guard Col. Louis J. Antonetti has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Antonetti is currently serving as special assistant to the Adjutant General, California State Area Command, Sacramento, Calif.

Army National Guard Col. Michael W. Beaman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Beaman is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for operations and training, Iowa State Area Command, Johnston, Iowa.

Army National Guard Col. Robert T. Bray has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Bray is currently serving as deputy assistant commandant, U.S. Army Field Artillery School, South Dakota State Area Command, Rapid City, S.D.

Army National Guard Col. Nelson J. Cannon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Cannon is currently serving as deputy commander, 177th Military Police Brigade, Taylor, Mich.

Army National Guard Col. James G. Champion has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Champion is currently serving as commander, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Birmingham, Ala.

Army National Guard Col. Robert P. Daniels has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Daniels is currently serving as assistant adjutant general, Draper, Utah.

Army National Guard Col. David M. Davison has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Davison is currently serving as commander, 111th Engineer Group, Saint Albans, W. Va.

Army National Guard Col. David M. DeArmond has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. DeArmond is currently serving as deputy commander, 116th Cavalry Brigade, Boise, Idaho.

Army National Guard Col. Myles L. Deering has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Deering is currently serving as director, Plans, Operations and Training, Oklahoma State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Army National Guard Col. James B. Gaston, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Gaston is currently serving as deputy commander, 155th Armored Brigade, Tupelo, Miss.

Army National Guard Col. Alan C. Gayhart, Sr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Gayhart is currently serving as chief of staff, Idaho State Area Command, Boise, Idaho.

Army National Guard Col. David K. Germain has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Germain is currently serving as chief operating officer, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.

Army National Guard Col. Frank J. Grass has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Grass is currently serving as chief, Operations Division, National Guard Bureau, Army National Guard Directorate, Arlington, Va.

Army National Guard Col. Gary L. Jones has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Jones is currently serving as commander, 199th Regiment, Pineville, La.

Army National Guard Col. James E. Kelly has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kelly is currently serving as director, Plans, Operations, Training and Military Support, Washington State Area Command, Tacoma, Wash.

Army National Guard Col. Kevin R. McBride has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. McBride is currently serving as commander, 56th Troop Command, East Greenwich, R.I.

Army National Guard Col. James I. Pylant has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Pylant is currently serving as commander, Army National Guard Training Site, Mississippi State Area Command, Camp Shelby, Miss.

Army National Guard Col. Stephen R. Seiter has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Seiter is currently serving as assistant adjutant general, New York State Area Command, Latham, N.Y.

Army National Guard Col. Thomas L. Sinclair has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Sinclair is currently serving as deputy commander, 228th Signal Brigade, Spartanburg, S.C.

Army National Guard Col. Frank T. Speed, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Speed is currently serving as assistant chief of staff, 167th Theater Support Command, Birmingham, Ala.

Army National Guard Col. Deborah C. Wheeling has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Wheeling is currently serving as assistant to the Surgeon General for mobilization, readiness and national guard affairs, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Falls Church, Va.

Army National Guard Col. Matthew J. Whittington has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Whittington is currently serving as deputy commander, Arizona State Area Command, Phoenix, Ariz.

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