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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 261-95
May 17, 1995

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Major General Paul K. Van Riper, U.S. Marine Corps, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command. Major General Van Riper is currently assigned as Assistant Chief of Staff for Command, Control, Computer and Intelligence, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, and has served in this capacity since April 1993.

Major General Van Riper was born on July 5, 1938, in Brownsville, Pennsylvania.