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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 350-96
June 12, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Kinzer, United States Army, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, Fifth United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Since September 1994, he has served as the deputy commanding general, Fifth United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Kinzer was born on July 7, 1939, in Westminster, Md.

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