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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 167-97
April 10, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. John B. Hall Jr., U. S. Air Force, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as the commander, U. S. Forces Japan; and commander, Fifth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan. General Hall is currently assigned as the director, plans, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

Hall was born Aug. 9, 1944, in New Bedford, Mass.