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Shinseki Takes Oath as New Chief

By Army News Service
National Guard Bureau

WASHINGTON, June 23, 1999 – Gen. Eric K. Shinseki was sworn in Monday morning as the Army's 34th chief of staff.

Shinseki had served as the Army's vice chief of staff since Nov. 24, 1998. Prior to that, he served from Aug. 5, 1997 to Nov. 9, 1998 as commanding general, U.S. Army-Europe & Seventh Army, and concurrently commanded NATO soldiers as the commander, Allied Land Forces Central Europe from Aug. 5, 1997 to Apr. 29, 1998.

Shinseki will succeed Gen. Dennis J. Reimer, who had served as Army chief of staff since June 20, 1995, and is retiring from the Army after 37 years on active duty. Reimer's retirement ceremony was Monday morning at Fort Myer, Va.

A ceremony Tuesday morning at Summerall Field, Fort Myer, welcomed Shinseki as the new chief of staff.

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