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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 364-06
April 27, 2006

General Officer Announcements

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

Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin P. Chilton has been nominated for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.  Chilton is currently serving as commander, Eighth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Norman R. Seip has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Twelfth Air Force, Air Combat Command and commander, United States Southern Command Air Forces, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.  Seip is currently serving as assistant deputy chief of staff, Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.