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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 902-07
July 20, 2007

General Officer Announcement

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Army Maj. Gen. Carter F. Ham, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as director for operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. He is currently serving as commanding general, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.