Col. Scott A. Spellmon, commander of the Fort Hood-based U.S. Army Operational Test Command, was nominated by the president for appointment to the rank of brigadier general, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday. The promotion must be confirmed by Congress.

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