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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 570-01
June 15, 2004

General/Flag Officer Announcements

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

GENERAL

Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. for reappointment to the rank of general and assignment as commander, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq. Casey is currently serving as the vice chief of staff, U. S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Army Lt. Gen. Richard A. Cody for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as vice chief of staff, U. S. Army, Washington, D.C. Cody is currently serving as the deputy chief of staff, G-3, U. S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James E. Cartwright for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as the commander, United States Strategic Command. Cartwright is currently serving as the director, Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, Joint Staff, J-8, Washington, D.C.

ADMIRAL

Navy Vice Adm. John B. Nathman for appointment to the rank of admiral and assignment as vice chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Nathman is currently serving as deputy chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs, N6/N7, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Navy Vice Adm. Timothy J. Keating for appointment to the rank of admiral and assignment as commander, Northern Command/Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Keating is currently serving as director, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.


VICE ADMIRAL/LIEUTENANT GENERAL

Navy Rear Adm. John G. Morgan, Jr. for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy and Operations, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Morgan is currently serving as senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Charles L. Munns for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander Submarine Force, United States Atlantic Fleet and commander, Submarine Allied Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. Munns is currently serving as director, Navy and Marine Corps Intranet, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), Arlington, Va.

Navy Rear Adm. Ronald A. Route for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as inspector general, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C. Route is currently serving as president, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John F. Sattler for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as the commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Sattler is currently as the director for Operations, J-3, U. S. Central Command Tampa, Fla.