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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 387-03
June 03, 2003

Flag and General Officer Announcements

LIEUTENANT GENERAL

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the president has nominated Army Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Wallace is currently serving as commanding general, V Corps, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF) AND BRIGADIER GENERAL

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark announced today that Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas J. Kilcline, Jr., is being assigned as commander, Carrier Group Two, Norfolk, Va. Kilcline is currently serving as director, Aviation Plans and Requirements Branch, N780, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki announced today the following assignments:

Army Brig. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, assistant division commander (maneuver), 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kan., to assistant division commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky., with a report date to be determined.

Army Brig. Gen. Abraham J. Turner, assistant division commander (operations), 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., to assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7 (Readiness), U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga., with a report date to be determined.

Army Col. (promotable) Francis H. Kearney III, deputy commander (operations), Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., to assistant division commander, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kan., with a report date to be determined. Col. (promotable) Kearney was previously announced for assistant division commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

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