Secretary of Defense Donald R. Rumsfeld announced today that the president has made the following nominations:
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James T. Conway for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as the director for Operations, J-3, Joint Staff. Conway is currently serving as the commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Norton A. Schwartz for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as director, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Schwartz is currently serving as director, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Army Maj. Gen. John W. Holly, Program Director, Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Joint Program Office, Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama to Deputy Director, Missile Defense Agency, Washington, DC.