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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 511-98
October 01, 1998

NAVY SECRETARY TURNOVER DATE TO BE NOVEMBER 16

With the Senate's confirmation of Richard Danzig as the 71st Secretary of the Navy, he and the current Secretary, John Dalton, have set the date of November 16 to conduct a formal turnover of the office.

To facilitate an orderly transition, Danzig will be appointed to a limited-term Senior Executive Service (SES) position in early October. This arrangement will enable him to receive briefings, participate in meetings and hold discussions with Navy Department officials before the formal turnover date and to provide assistance to Secretary Cohen on issues of importance to the Navy and Marine Corps.

Dalton plans to return to the private sector, but has said he does not intend to announce in what capacity until he has left government.

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