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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 070-97
February 13, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Major General Joseph E. Hurd, United States Air Force, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as Deputy Commander in Chief, United Nations Command Korea; Deputy Commander, United States Forces Korea; Commander, Air Component Command, Republic of Korea/United States Combined Forces Command; and Commander, Seventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Osan Air Base, Korea. General Hurd is currently assigned as Director, Operations, J-3, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

General Hurd was born March 22, 1942, in Mayfield, Kentucky.