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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 354-06
April 25, 2006

General Officer Announcements

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

 

            Army Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chief of staff, G-8, United States Army, Washington, D.C.  Speakes is currently serving as director, Force Development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, United States Army, Washington, D.C.

 

            Army Col. Michael A. Ryan has been nominated for the appointment to the grade of brigadier general.  Ryan is currently serving as assistant division commander (Maneuver), 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.