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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 180-01
April 26, 2001

FLAG AND GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. William L. Nyland has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as deputy commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. Nyland is currently serving as deputy commandant for Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Reserve Maj. Gen. James E. Sherrard III has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as chief of Air Force Reserve and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Headquarters United States Air Force. Sherrard will continue to serve in his current position as chief of Air Force Reserve and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

REAR ADMIRAL

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has nominated Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael E. Finley for appointment to the grade of rear admiral. Finley is currently serving as commander, Naval Inventory Control Point Philadelphia, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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