Release
Immediate Release

General Officer Announcements

May 1, 2019

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

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force, U.S. Marine Corps.  Beaudreault is currently serving as the deputy commandant for plans, policies, and operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command; and commanding general, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic.  Hedelund is currently serving as the commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as director, Marine Corps Staff.  Broadmeadow is currently serving as the deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. George W. Smith Jr. for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as deputy commandant for plans, policies, and operations, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.  Smith is currently serving as the senior military assistant to the acting secretary of defense, Washington, District of Columbia.