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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 091-96
February 20, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Lt. Gen. Michael E. Ryan, United States Air Force, for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe; commander, United States Air Forces in Europe; and Air Force component commander, United States European Command, Ramstein AB, Germany. Ryan is currently assigned as commander, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe and commander, Sixteenth Air Force, United States Air Forces in Europe, Naples, Italy.

Ryan was born Dec. 24, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas.

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