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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 277-98
June 03, 1998

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Gen. Richard B. Myers, U.S. Air Force, for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as commander in chief, United States Space Command; commander in chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command; commander, Air Force Space Command; and Department of Defense Manager for Space Transportation Systems Contingency Support. Myers is currently assigned as the commander, Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and executive director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Hickam AFB Hawaii.

Myers was born March 1, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo.

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