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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 351-96
June 12, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, United States Army, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chief of staff for Operations and Plans, United States Army, Washington, D.C. Since July 1995, he has served as the assistant deputy chief of staff for Operations and Plans, United States Army, Washington, D.C.

Shinseki was born on Nov. 28, 1942, in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii.

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