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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 362-03
May 23, 2003

ADMIRAL GIAMBASTIANI NAMED SAC TRANSFORMATION

NATO today announced the appointment of Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr., U.S. Navy, as supreme allied commander for transformation. Admiral Giambastiani is currently serving as the commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command. With the advice and consent of the Senate, the president will appoint him to the rank of admiral while serving in these positions.