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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 093-11
February 04, 2011

General Officer Announcement

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Army Maj. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as the commanding general, U.S. Army Central Command/Third U.S. Army, Fort McPherson, Ga.  Brooks is currently serving as the commanding general, 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Division-South, Operation New Dawn, Iraq.