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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 333-96
June 06, 1996

FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Rear Admiral Charles S. Abbot, U.S. Navy, for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as Commander SIXTH Fleet and Commander Naval Striking and Support Forces, Southern Europe in Gaeta, Italy. Rear Admiral Abbot is currently serving as Director, J-3, U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.

Rear Admiral Abbot was born 19 January 1945 in Pensacola, Florida.

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