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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 227-98
May 12, 1998

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. John L. Woodward Jr., United States Air Force, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as director of command, control, communications and computer (C4) systems, J-6, The Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Woodward is currently serving as director, command control systems, J-6, NORAD/United States Space Command and director, communications and information, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Woodward was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Watertown, New York.