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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 257-09
April 17, 2009

General Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
            Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright, who is currently serving as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C., for a second term and for reappointment to the grade of general.
 
            Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles B. Green for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as surgeon general of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Green is currently serving as deputy surgeon general, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.