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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 228-97
May 09, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that he has approved the retirement of Lt. Gen. William G. Carter III, U.S. Army. Carter will retire after completion of more than 32 years of service. Since July 1, 1995, he has been serving as the chief of staff, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Italy. Carter was born on June 18, 1944, in Buffalo, N.Y.