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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 001-97
January 02, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that he has approved the appointment of Gen. Billy J. Boles, United States Air Force, on the retired list in the grade of general effective April 1, 1997. Boles a native of King, N.C, currently serves as commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas

Named to succeed Boles is Lt. Gen. Lloyd W. Newton, currently assigned as assistant vice chief of staff, United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Secretary Perry also announced today that the President has nominated Newton, a native of Ridgeland, S.C., for appointment to the grade of general.

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