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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 405-10
May 18, 2010

General Officer Announcements

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

            Army Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as commanding general, U. S. Forces-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Austin is currently serving as director, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

            Army Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr. for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as superintendent, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.  Huntoon is currently serving as director of the Army Staff, Washington, D.C.

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