Release No: 352-96
June 12, 1996
Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that
the President has
nominated Maj. Gen. Joseph E. DeFrancisco, United States Army,
for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment
as deputy commander in chief/chief of staff, United States
Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii. Since June 1994, he
has served as the commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division
(Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Ga.
DeFrancisco was born on March 9, 1942, in Albany, N.Y.