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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 031-96
January 24, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Patrick M. Hughes, U.S. Army, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as director, Defense Intelligence Agency. Since August 1994, he has served as the director for Intelligence, J-2, Joint Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.

Hughes was born on Sept. 19, 1942, in Great Falls, Mont.