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Immediate Release

General Officer Announcement

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

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Michael S. Groen for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.  Groen is currently serving as deputy chief of computer network operations, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland. 

[Eds. Note:  The information in this announcement has been updated with the correct name of the officer being nominated.]