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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 161-96
March 27, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President intends to nominate Lieutenant General Richard I. Neal, U.S. Marine Corps, for appointment to the grade of general and assignment as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Lieutenant General Neal is currently serving as the Deputy Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command.

Lieutenant General Neal was born on June 20, 1942, in Hull, Massachusetts.

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