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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 097-96
February 26, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Richard C. Bethurem, United States Air Force, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe and commander, Sixteenth Air Force, United States Air Forces in Europe, Naples, Italy. Bethurem is currently assigned as commander, Air Warfare Center, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Bethurem was born Jan. 24, 1943, in Green Bay, Wisc.