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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 454-96
August 01, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Major General Joe N. Ballard, United States Army, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as chief of engineers and commanding general, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. Since July 1995, he has served as the chief of staff, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va.

Ballard was born on March 27, 1942, in Meeker, La.

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