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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 543-10
June 28, 2010

Flag Officer Announcements

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

                Navy Rear Adm. William E. Landay III for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Arlington, Va.  Landay is currently serving as program executive officer for ships, Washington, D.C.

                Navy Rear Adm. Charles J. Leidig Jr. for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as deputy for military operations, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.  Leidig is currently serving as chief of staff, J5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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