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Release No: 076-11
January 28, 2011

General Officer Announcements

                 Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President made the following U.S. Marine Corps nominations:

                 Brig. Gen. David H. Berger has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Berger is currently serving as the director, Operations Division, Office of the Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations, Washington, D.C.

                 Brig. Gen.William D. Beydler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Beydler is currently serving as the commanding general, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan.

                 Brig. Gen.Mark A. Brilakis has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Brilakis is currently serving as the deputy commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force and commanding general, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Okinawa, Japan.

                 Brig. Gen. Mark A. Clark has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Clark is currently serving as the director of operations for U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Fla.

                 Brig. Gen. Charles L. Hudson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Hudson is currently serving as the commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

                 Brig. Gen. Thomas M. Murray has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Murray is currently serving as the president, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Va.

                 Brig. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Nicholson is currently serving as the senior military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, Washington, D.C.

                Brig. Gen. Andrew W. O'Donnell Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  O'Donnell is currently serving as the commanding general, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd), Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

                 Brig. Gen.Robert R. Ruark has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Ruark is currently serving as the assistant deputy commandant for installations and logistics (facilities), Washington, D.C.

                 Brig. Gen.Glenn M. Walters has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Walters is currently serving as the assistant wing commander, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, N.C.

               

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