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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 111-96
March 04, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. Richard T. Swope, United States Air Force, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as Inspector General of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Swope is currently assigned as the commander, 13th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Southwest Pacific Air Defense Region, Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.

Swope was born Nov. 21, 1942, in Binghampton, NY.