Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr. for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command. Maj. Gen. Schmidle is currently serving as assistant deputy commandant for programs and resources (programs) in Washington, D.C.
Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John E. Wissler for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commandant for programs and resources. Wissler is currently serving as deputy commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.