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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 262-95
May 17, 1995

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Lieutenant General George R. Christmas, U.S. Marine Corps, for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Pacific, Commander Marine Corps Bases Pacific. Lieutenant General Christmas is currently assigned as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, and has served in this capacity since July 1994.

Lieutenant General Christmas was born on March 11, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.