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Immediate Release

General Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Air Force Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson for appointment to the rank of general, with assignment as vice chief of space operations, U.S. Space Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Thompson is currently serving as vice commander, Air Force Space Command (redesignated U.S. Space Force), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.