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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1429-07
December 21, 2007

General Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Army Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, Eighth U.S. Army/chief of staff, U.N. Command/Combined Forces Command/U.N. Forces Korea. Fil is currently serving as commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division/ commanding general, Multi National Division-Baghdad, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.

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