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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 939-06
September 22, 2006

General Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
            Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert D. Bishop Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, 3rd Air Force, U. S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Bishop is currently serving as vice commander, U. S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
 
            Air Force Maj. Gen. Raymond E. Johns Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as deputy chief of staff, strategic plans and programs, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Johns is currently serving as director of programs, deputy chief of staff, plans and programs, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.