Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
Air Force Lt. Gen. Robin Rand for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla. Rand is currently serving as commander, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
Air Force Maj. Gen. James M. Holmes for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as vice commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Holmes is currently serving as the assistant deputy chief of staff, operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Air Force Col. Dorothy A. Hogg has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general and for assignment as chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Falls Church, Va.