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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 027-96
January 24, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. John M Keane, United States Army, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, N.C. Since July 1993, he has served as the Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Maj. Gen. Keane was born on February 1, 1943, in New York, N. Y.