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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 165-96
March 29, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Lt. Gen. Richard B. Myers, United States Air Force, for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as assistant to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Myers is currently assigned as commander, United States Forces Japan, United States Pacific Command; and commander, Fifth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota AB, Japan.

Myers was born March 1, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo.