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General officer announcement

Release No: UNRELEASED June 27, 2010 PRINT | E-MAIL

MacDILL AFB, Fla. (June 25, 2010) — Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Army Gen. David H. Petraeus for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as commander, International Security Assistance Force/commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan.  Petraeus is currently serving as commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.