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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 796-04
August 19, 2004

General Officer Announcement

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

Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronald E. Keys has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general with assignment as commander, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va. Keys is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, Air and Space Operations, United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Carrol H. Chandler has been nominated for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as deputy chief of staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. Chandler is currently serving as as commander, Alaskan Command, United States Pacific Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Wright has been nominated for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, United States Forces Japan and Commander, Fifth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota AB, Japan. Wright is currently serving as vice commander, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Kevin P. Chilton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Eighth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Barksdale AFB, La. Chilton is currently serving as director, Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Maj. Gen. William M. Fraser III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as vice commander, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va. Fraser is currently serving as director, Operations, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Dennis R. Larsen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as vice commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas. Larsen is currently serving as commander, Thirteenth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Andersen AFB, Guam.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Alaskan Command, United States Pacific Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Defense Region, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. Lorenz is currently serving as deputy assistant secretary for budget, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for financial management and comptroller, Washington, D.C.

Army Maj. Gen David F. Melcher for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chief of staff, G-8, U. S. Army, Washington, D.C. Melcher is currently serving as the director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U. S. Army, Washington, D.C.

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