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Hagel announces eight Marine general officer promotions

Feb. 28, 2014 - 04:59PM   |  
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced eight general officer promotions Feb. 28.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced eight general officer promotions Feb. 28. (Sgt. Aaron Hostutler/Marine Corps)
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Seven Marine brigadier generals have received presidential nominations for major general and one Marine colonel has Obama’s nod for his first star, all pending congressional confirmation, according to an announcement Friday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

The nominations include:

■ Brig. Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Beaudreault is currently serving as the deputy director for joint training, J-7, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

■ Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Coglianese is currently serving as the commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

■ Brig. Gen. James W. Lukeman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Lukeman is currently serving as the commanding general, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

■ Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Mundy is currently serving as the deputy commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force; and commanding general, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

■ Brig. Gen. Daniel J. O’Donohue has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. O’Donohue is currently serving as the deputy chief of staff, operations, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan.

■ Brig. Gen. Richard L. Simcock II has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Simcock is currently serving as the deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces-Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii.

■ Brig. Gen. Gary L. Thomas has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Thomas is currently serving as the deputy director for force management, application and support, Joint Staff, J-8, Washington, DC.

■ Col. John R. Ewers Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general and as the staff judge advocate to the commandant of the Marine Corps. Ewers is currently serving as an assistant judge advocate of the Navy, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C.

The announcement did not indicate the next assignments for the nominees.

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