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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 204-96
June 25, 1996

General Shalikashvili will visit United States Southern Command in Panama.

Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Md., today for a visit to the United States Southern Command in Panama. While in Panama, Shalikashvili will officiate at the assumption of command ceremony on June 26 for Gen. Wesley K. Clark, USA, who will become the commander in chief, Southern Command. Clark was formerly assigned as the director, Strategic Plans and Policy, the Joint Staff, in the Pentagon.