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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 025-96
January 24, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Phillip J. Ford, United States Air Force, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Eighth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Barksdale AFB, La. Ford is currently assigned as director, operations and logistics, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.

Ford was born July 7, 1943, in Fort Worth, Texas.