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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 267-97
May 28, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Richard A. Chilcoat, U.S. Army, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as president, National Defense University. Since July 1994, he has served as the commandant, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa. Chilcoat was born on Sept. 16, 1938, in Wilmerding, Pa.