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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 335-96
June 06, 1996

FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Vice Admiral Thomas J. Lopez, U.S. Navy, for appointment to the grade of admiral and assignment as Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe and Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe in Naples, Italy. Vice Admiral Lopez is currently serving as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Resources, Warfare Requirements and Assessments, N8, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon

Vice Admiral Lopez was born January 20, 1940 in Powellton, West Virginia.

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