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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 268-97
May 28, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Thomas N. Burnette Jr., U.S. Army, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chief of staff for Operations and Plans, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. Since July 1995, he has served as the commanding general, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, N.Y. Burnette was born on Oct. 23, 1944, in Macon, Ga.

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