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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 485-96
August 13, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. George A. Crocker, United States Army, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, I Corps and Ft. Lewis, Ft. Lewis, Wash. Since March 1995, he has served as the commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Crocker was born on Feb. 4, 1943, in Russellville, Ark.