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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 312-96
May 30, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that the President has nominated Major General David L. Benton III, United States Army, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as chief of staff, United States European Command, Heidelberg, Germany. Since June 1995, he has served as the chief of staff, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Heidelberg, Germany. Benton was born on December 6, 1943, in Manchester, Ga.

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