General Officer Announcements 17 April

U.S. Department of Defense

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J.

Austin III announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Marine Corps Lt.

Gen.

David G.

Bellon for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander, Marine Forces Reserve; and commander, Marine Forces South.

Bellon is currently serving as commander, U.S.

Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Marine Corps Lt.

Gen.

George W.

Smith Jr.

for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force.

Smith is currently serving as the deputy commandant for plans, policies, and operations, Headquarters, U.S.

Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Marine Corps Maj.

Gen.

Edward D.

Banta for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as deputy commandant for installations and logistics, Headquarters, U.S.

Marine Corps.

Banta is currently serving as commander, Marine Corps Installations Command; and assistant deputy commandant for installations and logistics (facilities), Headquarters, U.S.

Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Marine Corps Maj.

Gen.

Kevin M.

Iiams for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as commanding general, Training and Education Command.

Iiams is currently serving as the assistant deputy commandant for combat development and integration; and deputy commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

Marine Corps Maj.

Gen.

William M.

Jurney for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

Jurney is currently serving as commanding general, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command; and commanding general, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.

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