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Release No: 150-00
March 28, 2000


Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated the following U.S. Marine Corps officers for promotion to brigadier general:

BENES, Thomas A. Commanding Officer
Marine Aircraft Group 31
Beaufort, S.C.
COWDREY, Christian B. Chief, CENTCOM Branch, J-3 Directorate
The Joint Staff
Washington, D.C.
ENNIS, Michael E. Commander
Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific
U.S. Pacific Command
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
GASKIN Sr., Walter E. Commanding Officer
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Lejeune, N.C.
LEHNERT, Michael R. Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4
II Marine Expeditionary Force
Camp Lejeune, N.C.
McMENAMIN, Joseph J. Commanding Officer
6th Marine Corps Recruiting District
Parris Island, S.C.

THIESSEN, Duane D. Branch Head, Aviation Plans, Programs & Budget
Aviation Department
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
Washington, D.C.
TRAUTMAN III, George J. Head, Weapons Branch
Aviation Department
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
Washington, D.C.
WILLIAMS, Willie J. Commanding Officer
Headquarters & Service Battalion
1st Force Service Support Group (Forward)
Camp Pendleton, Calif.
ZILMER, Richard C. Commanding Officer
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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