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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 189-13
March 28, 2013

General Officer Announcement

            Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the President intends to nominate U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as supreme allied commander, Europe and commander, U.S. European Command.  The North Atlantic Council unanimously approved the appointment of Gen. Breedlove as supreme allied commander, Europe.  Gen. Breedlove is currently serving as commander, U.S. Air Forces Europe; commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; commander, Headquarters, Allied Air Command, Ramstein; and director, Joint Air Power Competence Center.