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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1142-06
November 09, 2006

Flag Officer Assignment

     Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has nominated Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard for re-appointment to the grade of admiral and assignment as commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va. Willard is currently serving as vice chief of naval operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.