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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 474-00
July 27, 2000

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Gregory S. Newbold, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as director for operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Newbold previously served as the commanding general, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. His photograph and biography are available at http://www.usmc.mil/genbios2.nsf/0/8C0F7A68BFF2272185256808006EA9AA?opendocument.