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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 199-05
February 25, 2005

General Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the president has nominated:

 Brigadier General Byron S. Bagby, United States Army, for promotion to the rank of major general. He is currently serving as Chief, Office of Military Cooperation, Egypt.

 Brigadier General Donald L. Jacka, Jr., United States Army Reserve, for promotion to rank of major general. He is currently serving as Deputy Director for Logistics Operations, J-4 (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), The Joint Staff, Washington, DC.

 Brigadier General Benjamin R. Mixon, United States Army, for promotion to the rank of major general. He is currently serving as Director of Operations, J-3, United States Southern Command, Miami, Florida.

 Colonel Arthur M. Bartell, United States Army, for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. He is currently serving as Assistant Division Commander (Support), 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York.

Colonel Jerry D. De La Cruz, Jr., United States Army Reserve, for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. He is currently serving as Commander (Troop Program Unit), 3d Corps Support Command, Des Moines, Iowa.