Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Emerson N. Gardner Jr. has been nominated for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as principal deputy director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Gardner is currently serving as the deputy commandant for Programs and Resources, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Christine M. Bruzek-Kohler has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral. Bruzek-Kohler is currently serving as chief of staff, program executive officer, N-09, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) and director of the Nurse Corps, Washington, D.C.