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Release No: 115-00
June 28, 2000

Recruiter of the Year Ceremony

In a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. EDT on June 29, 2000, in Pentagon Room 3E912, Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon will present Secretary of Defense coins and certificates to 12 top Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard recruiters for fiscal 1999.

Preceding the ceremony will be a round-table discussion with the top recruiters andde Leon at 10 a.m. in Pentagon Room 3E869 on issues affecting recruiters. The round-table discussion, the ceremony, and a brief question and answer session following the ceremony are open to the media; however, cameras will only be permitted during the first five minutes of the round-table discussion.

Senior Defense officials, secretaries of the military departments, the chiefs of staff of each Service or their representatives, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, and the commanders, directors and chiefs of the recruiting commands for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, both active and Reserve forces, will attend the recognition ceremony.

The recognition ceremony highlights the skill and dedication of these outstanding recruiters in the active and Reserve forces who achieved top-notch results.

Media interested in covering this event should contact Army Maj. Tim Blair, at (703) 697-5133 or timothy.blair@osd.pentagon.mil .

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