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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 073-02
February 14, 2002

GENERAL AND FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has nominated Air Force Lt. Gen Lance W. Lord for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Lord is currently serving as assistant vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF)

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark announced today that Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) George E. Mayer is being assigned as commander, Carrier Group Eight. Mayer is currently assigned as deputy director for operations, J3, U.S. Central Command.