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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 375-04
April 27, 2004

General Officer Announcements

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

Marine Corps Reserve Colonel Eugene G. Payne, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Payne is currently serving as the chief of staff, Marine Corps Reserve Support Command, Kansas City, MO.

Marine Corps Reserve Colonel Robert D. Papak has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Papak is currently serving as the chief of staff, II Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element, Camp Lejeune, NC.