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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 488-97
September 16, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Lt. Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, U. S. Army, for appointment to the grade of general and assignment as commander in chief, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Schoomaker is currently serving as the commanding general, United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Schoomaker was born on Feb. 12, 1946, in Detroit, Mich.

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