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Release No: 260-97
May 23, 1997


Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Frank Libutti, United States Marine Corps, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force; commander, Marine Corps bases, Japan; and commander, Marine Forces, Japan. Libutti is currently serving as the assistant chief of staff C/J-5, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea; and commander, Marine Forces Korea.

Libutti was born on April 23, 1945 in Trenton, N.J.

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