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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 519-12
June 21, 2012

General Officer Announcement

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has made the following nomination:

            Army Maj. Gen. James L. Huggins Jr. for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.  Huggins is currently serving as commanding general, 82d Airborne Division/commander, Regional Command South, International Security Assistance Force, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Afghanistan.

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