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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 544-00
September 07, 2000

GENERAL OFFICER APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has announced the designation of U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Maj. Gen. Leo V. Williams III as the Marine Corps Reserve member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, effective August 1, 2000.

Williams currently serves as the vice director, Joint Experimentation, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

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 military reserve force matters.

Members include the assistant secretary responsible for reserve affairs from each of the military departments, and active duty and reserve forces general and flag officers representing all Services, including the Coast Guard.

For more information, visit http://dod.mil/ra/rfpb/.