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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 692-97
December 23, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Case, U. S. Air Force, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as deputy commander in chief, U. S. Central Command. Case is currently serving as director, operations, U. S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Case was born December 3, 1946 in Baker, Ore.

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