No. 562-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2007
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Flag and General Officer Announcements
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
Navy Vice Adm. Eric T. Olson has been nominated for appointment to the grade of admiral and assignment as commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.Olson is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
One of the flag officers I had the great pleasure to have served as the N51B (Deputy Director, Strategy & Policy) on the Navy Staff was then-Rear Admiral Eric T. Olson. He did not suffer from the hubris that infected others on the staff. And you want a warrior? Here is the warrior's warrior...
Congratulations Admiral and best wishes for continued success in your endeavors with USSOC.