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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 461-00
July 27, 2000

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Army Maj. Gen. John P. Abizaid for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as director for Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Abizaid is currently serving as the commanding general, 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Wuerzburg, Germany.

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