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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 022-96
January 24, 1996

DEFENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN THE SERVICES

RECEIVES 11 NEW MEMBERS

Secretary of Defense William Perry has announced the selection of the 1996 appointees to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). The 11 new members are: Ms. Elizabeth Alexander, Tucson, Ariz.; Dr. Arthur Hoyte, Washington, D.C.; Ms. Lori Hunter, Marlboro, Mass.; Ms. Lynda Imes, Baton Rouge, La.; Ms. Barbara Lane-Brown, Redondo Beach, Calif.; The Honorable Marilyn Lloyd, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Ms. Sheila McNeil, Brunswick, Ga.; Ms. Ginger Simpson, Apopka, Fla.; Dr. Barbara Speer, Arvada, Colo.; Ms. Lyn Starnes, Meridian, Miss.; and Ms. Sue Straughn, Pensacola, Fla.

The DACOWITS has 41 civilian members from throughout the United States, selected on the basis of achievements in business, professions, and civic affairs. Members are appointed by the Secretary of Defense for a three-year term, without compensation, to advise on policies relating to the effective utilization of women in the Services.

Ms. Holly Hemphill of Alexandria, Va., is the 1996 DACOWITS Chair.