IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Announcement


Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve; and commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces North.  Padilla is currently serving as the director, Joint Capabilities Integration Directorate, Department of Combat Development and Integration, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, District of Columbia.