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Release No: 346-97
July 01, 1997


Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has announced the designation of Brig. Gen. Craig Bambrough as the U.S. Army Reserve member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board effective July 1, 1997. Bambrough currently serves as the commander, 70th Regional Support Command, Fort Lawton, Wash.

The 24-member board was created by Congress in 1952. Acting through the assistant secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, the board serves as the principal policy advisor to the secretary of Defense on reserve component matters. Members include the assistant secretary responsible for reserve affairs from each of the military departments, and active and reserve component general and flag officers representing all Services, including the Coast Guard.

Born in Ogden, Utah., the general's military career spans more than 30 years in both the active Army and U.S. Army Reserve. His career began as an enlisted soldier who, after serving just over a year of service, moved on to a commission as a second lieutenant from Officers Candidate School in August 1967. His military experience includes service as an artillery officer, inspector general, a variety of staff and operations positions, and several command billets before assuming his current position in May 1995.

Bambrough holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a master's in business administration from St. Mary's College, also located in Berkeley. He has also completed numerous military schools including Command and General Staff College and Army War College.

His military decorations include the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with "V" device and two oak leaf clusters, two Purple Hearts, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with Numeral 9, Army Commendation Medal with "V" device and oak

leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four service stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device.

In civilian life, Bambrough serves as Division Vice President and General Manager for Quantic Industries Inc. He currently resides in Danville, Calif.

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