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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 805-09
October 16, 2009

Flag and General Officer Announcements

                Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander for appointment to the grade of general and assignment as director, National Security Agency/chief, Central Security Service/commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.  Alexander is currently serving as the director, National Security Agency/chief, Central Security Service, Fort Meade, Md.

 

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Navy Rear Adm. John T. Blake for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources, N8, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Blake is currently serving as director, Office of Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller/director, Fiscal Management Division, N82, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.