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Release No: 501-08
June 13, 2008

General Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced that the President has nominated Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John R. Allen for appointment as the deputy commander, U.S. Central Command, and for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general. Allen is presently serving as the deputy commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force; and commanding general, 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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