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Release No: 546-96
September 20, 1996


General John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will host a ceremony on Monday, September 23, 1996, at 2 p.m. to rededicate the General of the Army Omar N. Bradley Corridor. The ceremony will held in the Pentagon, E-Ring, just inside the River Entrance to the Bradley Corridor. Guest speakers will include General Andrew J. Goodpaster, USA (Ret), Co- Chair of the Atlantic Council of the United States; and Mr. Andy Rooney, a commentator for CBS' 60 Minutes.

General Bradley, the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was appointed to the position by President Harry Truman on August 16, 1949, and reappointed to a second term in 1951. General Bradley became a General of the Army on September 22, 1950. The only chairman to attain five star rank. He brought to the chairmanship a unique background of military and civilian experience: graduate of the US Military Academy; renowned tactician; World War II hero; head of the Veterans Administration; Chief of Staff of the US Army. But, the title he most revered was that of the GI's General.

Media desiring to cover the event should contact Carolyn Piper in the office of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at (703) 697-4272. Because of limited space, only one pool television camera can be accommodated.

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