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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 168-97
April 10, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Lt. Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart, U. S. Air Force, for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as vice chief of staff, U. S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Eberhart is currently assigned as the commander, U. S. Forces Japan; and commander, Fifth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan

Eberhart was born Dec. 26, 1946, in Nevada, Moi.