Marine Promotions

By Zachary M. Peterson / June 30, 2010 at 5:00 AM

President Obama has nominated Marine Maj. Gen. Robert Schmidle, currently the assistant deputy commandant for programs and resources, for a third star and a new assignment as the deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command. Maj. Gen. John Wissler, the deputy commander of the II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, NC, has also been nominated for the rank of lieutenant general and a new post as the deputy commandant for programs and resources. The announcements were made in a statement issued this afternoon by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.