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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 472-98
September 11, 1998

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Lt. Gen. Thomas R. Case, U.S. Air Force, for re-appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Defense Region, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

Case is currently assigned as deputy commander in chief/chief of staff, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

He was born Dec. 3, 1946, Baker, Oregon.