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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 074-13
February 11, 2013

General Officer Announcements

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

            Marine Corps Col. David G. Bellon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Bellon is currently serving as the chief of staff, Individual Mobilization Augmentees, New Orleans, La. 

            Marine Corps Col. Raymond R. Descheneaux has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Descheneaux is currently serving with Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. 

            Marine Corps Col. James. W. Bierman Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Bierman is currently serving as the military secretary to the commandant of the Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. 

            Marine Corps Col. Robert F. Castellvi has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Castellvi is currently serving as the chief of staff, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

            Marine Corps Col. David J. Furness has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Furness is currently serving as the director, Expeditionary Warfare School, Quantico, Va. 

            Marine Corps Col. Michael S. Groen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Groen is currently serving as the director, Strategic Initiatives Group, Washington, D.C. 

            Marine Corps Col. Kevin M. Iiams has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Iiams is currently serving as the wing standards officer, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, N.C.

            Marine Corps Col. John M. Jansen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Jansen is currently serving as the commanding officer, Marine Aircraft Group 11, San Diego, Calif.      

            Marine Corps Col. Kevin J. Killea has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Killea is currently serving as the branch head, Department of Aviation Weapons Requirements Branch, Washington, D.C. 

            Marine Corps Col. David A. Ottignon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Ottignon is currently serving as the executive assistant to the secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C. 

            Marine Corps Col. Thomas D. Weidley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Weidley is currently serving as the assistant chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Marine Forces Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii. 

            Marine Corps Col. Terry V. Williams has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Williams is currently serving as the executive assistant to deputy commandant for installation and logistics, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.