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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 008-99
January 12, 1999

NATIONAL GUARD VICE CHIEF APPOINTED

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen today announced the selection of Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees to the position of vice chief, National Guard Bureau.

  • The National Guard Bureau, or NGB, is a joint bureau of the Departments of the Army
  • and Air Force headquartered at Crystal City, Va.

As vice chief, Rees will be responsible for assisting the chief, NGB in management of the National Guard Bureau and in performance of the chief's duties as adviser to the Army and Air Force chiefs of staff on Guard matters.

Rees comes to the vice chief assignment from his previous position as the adjutant general, Oregon National Guard.