IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Announcements


Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president made the following nominations:


Marine Corps Brig. Gen. James W. Bierman Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Bierman is currently serving as the deputy director, J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Normal L. Cooling has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Cooling is currently serving as the legislative assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Washington, District of Columbia.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David J. Furness has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Furness is currently serving as the commander, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa, Djibouti.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. John M. Jansen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Jansen is currently serving as the commandant, The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resources Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, District of Columbia.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Michael E. Langley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Langley is currently serving as the deputy commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force; and the commanding general, 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David A. Ottignon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Ottignon is currently serving as the inspector general of the Marine Corps, Arlington, Virginia.

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Weidley is currently serving as the commanding general, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan.