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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 637-10
July 20, 2010

General Officer Announcement

                   The Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos to serve as the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps and for reappointment to the rank of general.  Amos is currently serving as the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps in Washington, D.C.