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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 127-11
February 17, 2011

General Officer Announcement

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Conant to serve as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command and for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general.  Conant is currently serving as commanding general, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing in Miramar, Calif.

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