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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 105-95
March 06, 1995

MAJ. GEN. GEORGE J. STEINER APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD

TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD

Secretary of Defense William Perry has announced the appointment of Army Reserve Maj. Gen. George J. Steiner to the Reserve Forces Policy Board effective March 1, 1995. Steiner currently serves as commander, 88th Army Reserve Command, Fort Snelling, Minn.

The 24-member Reserve Forces Policy Board was created by Congress in 1952. Acting through the assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, the board serves as the principle policy advisor to the secretary of defense on reserve component matters. Members include the assistant secretary responsible for reserve affairs from each of the military departments, and active and reserve component general and flag officers representing all services, including the Coast Guard.

General Steiner graduated from St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn., with a bachelor's degree in social science in 1959. He later went on for a master's degree from St. Louis University. His 34-year career spans a variety of staff and command positions, with the majority of his time spent in infantry units. Prior to his current position, he served as commander, 205th Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Light), also headquartered at Fort Snelling.

The general's military awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with device, Army Commendation Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four devices, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two devices, Army Service Ribbon and Air Assault Badge.

In civilian life, Steiner serves as executive director, Minnesota 2000, a part of the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation.


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