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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 037-99
January 29, 1999

DEFENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN THE SERVICES WELCOMES TWELVE NEW MEMBERS

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has announced the selection of the 1999 appointees to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). The incoming members are:

Deborah M. Ching of Honolulu, Hawaii

Susan E. Farrell of La Jolla, Calif.

Linda L. Gates of West Point, Miss.

Donald H. Green of Chevy Chase, Md. Patricia M. Gormley of Newfields, N.H. Ming C. Hsu of Banning, Calif. Carol L. Lattimore of Durham, N.C. Edith R. Perez of Los Angeles, Calif. Sarah R. Simmons of Tucson, Ariz. Ruth E. Stanat of Fort Wayne, Ind. Julia J. White of Atlanta, Ga. Jo S. Zakas of Wichita, Kan.

The DACOWITS is comprised of 34 civilian members from throughout the United States, selected on the basis of achievements in business, their professions, and in civic affairs. Members are appointed by the Secretary of Defense for a three-year term, without compensation, to advise him on matters relating to the effective utilization of women in the Services. The DACOWITS was established in 1951 by then Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall.

Mary J. Wamsley of Denver, Colo., is the 1999 DACOWITS Chair.

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