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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 607-08
July 17, 2008

General Officer Announcement

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced that the President has nominated Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., for appointment as the director of operations, J-3, Joint Staff. Paxton is presently serving as the director for strategic plans and policy, J-5, Joint Staff, in Washington, D.C.

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