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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 199-99
April 27, 1999

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Raymond P. Ayres Jr., U.S. Marine Corps, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as the deputy chief of staff for plans, policies and operations, headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. Ayres is currently serving as the assistant chief of staff, C/J-5, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea.