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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 476-11
June 07, 2011

General Officer Announcements

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

                 Army Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435.  Huber is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

                 Army Reserve Col. A.C. Roper Jr., who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, for assignment as commander, 415th Chemical Brigade, Greenville, S.C.  Roper is currently serving as chief of staff, 87th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command (East), Birmingham, Ala.