Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has announced that the President has made the following nominations:
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James F. Amos has been nominated for appointment as the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, and for appointment to the rank of general. Amos is presently serving as the deputy commandant for combat development and integration; commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; commander, U.S Marine Forces Strategic Command; commanding general, Marine Corps National Capital Region Command; and commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces National Capital Region, Quantico, Va.
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Keith J. Stalder has been nominated for appointment as the commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific; commanding general, Fleet Marine Forces Pacific; and commander, Marine Corps Bases Pacific, and for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general. Stalder is presently serving as the commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.