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Senate confirms 4th Star for USFJ Commander

UNRELEASED | May 11, 2010

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – The U.S. Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr., for promotion to the rank of General. Lt. Gen Rice has been in command of U.S. Forces, Japan and 5th Air Force since February 2008 and has been selected as the next Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, TX.

The President of the United States has nominated Maj. Gen. Burton M. Field for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant General with assignment as Commander, U.S. Forces, Japan and Commander, Fifth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan. Maj. Gen. Field currently serves as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan/Pakistan, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

A U.S. Forces, Japan/5th Air Force change of command ceremony will be announced once a date for the event is established.

横田基地 -米上院は2008年2月以来、在日米軍兼第5空軍司令官でありましたエドワードA.ライス Jr.中将を大将へ昇進することを正式に承認致しました。今回、中将はテキサス州はランドルフ空軍基地の航空教育・訓練軍団司令官として抜擢されました。