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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 316-03
May 12, 2003

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Army Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Jones for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va. Jones is currently serving as the chief of staff, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

Army Maj. Gen. John R. Vines for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, N.C. Vines is currently serving as the commanding general, Coalition Task Force - 82, Afghanistan.