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Caldera Nominated New Army Secretary

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 1, 1998 – President Clinton announced his intent May 22 to nominate Louis Caldera as secretary of the Army.

Caldera, of Los Angeles, is currently managing director and chief operating officer of the Corporation for National Service. A 1978 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Caldera served five years on active duty. He then enrolled at Harvard University and earned both his law degree and master's in business education in 1987. He practiced law from 1987 to 1990, then served as a California state assemblyman and deputy counsel of Los Angeles County.

The secretary of the Army is the senior civilian in the organization and is responsible for all matters pertaining to Army, such as personnel, reserve affairs, installations acquisition and financial management. The Army has an annual budget of nearly $60 billion and a work force of more than 1 million soldiers and 270,000 civilian employees.

(From a DoD release)

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