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Immediate Release

General Officer Announcement

April 12, 2019

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Herman S. Clardy III for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force; and commander, Marine Forces Japan.  Clardy is currently serving as the military deputy to the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, Washington, District of Columbia.