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Immediate Release

General Officer Announcements

July 24, 2015

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert R. Ruark for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as military deputy to the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness. Ruark is currently serving as the director of logistics, J-4, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Rex C. McMillian for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Marine Forces Reserve; and commander, Marine Forces North. McMillian is currently serving as the special assistant to the commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command; U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.