United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

News Release

Press Operations Bookmark and Share

News Release


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 408-97
July 28, 1997

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY WILLIAM S. COHEN

General Ronald R. Fogleman has served his country with courage, vision and distinction for 34 years. As a young fighter pilot, he flew 315 combat missions. As the Commander in Chief of the Transportation Command, he helped upgrade the nation's power projection capability by bringing the C-17 into service. As the Air Force Chief of Staff, he was a forceful champion of global engagement.

I respect General Fogleman's personal decision to retire to pursue new opportunities after his service to the Air Force and to the nation.