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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 456-96
August 01, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Lieutenant General Anthony C. Zinni, United States Marine Corps, for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as Deputy Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command. Since July 1994, he has served as the Commanding General I Marine Expeditionary Force.

Lieutenant General Zinni was born on September 17, 1943 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.