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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 323-96
June 04, 1996

BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN F. REGNI APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry has announced the designation of Air Force Brig. Gen. John F. Regni as the Air Force representative to the Reserve Forces Policy Board, effective May 21, 1996. Regni currently serves as director for U.S. Air Force military personnel policy, Washington, D.C.

The 24-member Reserve Forces Policy Board was created by Congress in 1952. Acting through the assistant secretary of Defense for reserve affairs, the board serves as the principal policy advisor to the secretary of Defense on reserve component matters. Members include the assistant secretary responsible for Reserve Affairs from each of the military departments, and active and reserve component general and flag officers representing all Services, including the Coast Guard.

Born at Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany, in 1952, the general was commissioned in the Air Force following graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1973. His career has encompassed a wide range of manpower, personnel, training and command assignments and he has served at base, major command, air staff and joint staff levels. Prior to his current assignment, he served as director of personnel, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Regni's decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, and Air Force Commendation Medal.

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