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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 166-97
April 10, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Lt. Gen. Richard B. Myers, U. S. Air Force, for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as commander, Pacific Air Forces; air component commander for U. S. Pacific Command; and executive director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Myers is currently assigned as the ssistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Myers was born March 1, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo .