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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 263-02
May 23, 2002

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Army Lt. Gen. David D. McKiernan, for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as commanding general, Third U.S. Army and commander, U.S. Army Forces Central Command, Fort McPherson, Ga. McKiernan is currently serving as the deputy chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Army Maj. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as commanding general, Eighth U.S. Army and chief of staff, United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea. Campbell is currently serving as the commanding general, 7th Infantry Division (Light) and Fort Carson, Fort Carson, Colo.

Army Maj. Gen. Edward Soriano, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as commanding general, I Corps and Fort Lewis, Fort Lewis, Wash. Soriano is currently serving as the director, Homeland Security, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

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