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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 437-09
June 19, 2009

General Officer Assignments

                Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

 

                Army Lt. Gen. Ricky Lynch has been nominated for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as assistant chief of staff for installation management/ commanding general, Installation Management Command, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.  Lynch is currently serving as commanding general, III Corps and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

                Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Barbero has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commander, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq and commander, NATO Training Mission – Iraq, U.S. Central Command.  Barbero is currently serving as commanding general, U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning/commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga.