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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 257-00
May 17, 2000

FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Gregory G. Johnson for appointment to the grade of vice admiral with assignment as commander, Sixth Fleet, and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces, Southern Europe, Gaeta, Italy.

Johnson currently serves as senior military assistant to the secretary of Defense in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.