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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 597-10
July 12, 2010

General Officer Announcement

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

             Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael R. Moeller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as U.S. security coordinator, Israel-Palestinian Authority.  Moeller is currently serving as director, strategy, plans and policy, J-5, Headquarters, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

             Air Force Maj. Gen. Douglas H. Owens has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as vice commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.  Owens is currently serving as the vice commander, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.