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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 479-13
June 28, 2013

General Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the President has made the following nominations: 

            Air Force Lt. Gen. Robin Rand has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.  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. Russell J. Handy been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Defense Region, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  Handy is currently serving as director of operations, plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.