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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 841-11
September 30, 2011

General Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta has announced today that the President has nominated:

            Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, for reappointment to the rank of general and assignment as vice chief of staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.  He is currently serving as commander, U.S. Forces-Iraq, Operation New Dawn, Iraq.

            Army Maj. Gen. Mary A. Legere, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chief of staff, G-2, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.  She is currently serving as commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

            Army Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chief of staff, G-1, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.  He most recently served as commanding general, 2d Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army.

            Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Janet L. Cobb, for promotion to the rank of major general and assignment as assistant deputy chief of staff, G-4, mobilization and training (individual mobilization augmentee), Washington, D.C.  She is currently serving as commander, U.S. Army Reserve Deployment Support Command, Birmingham, Ala.