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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 26, 1994

President Clinton today appointed Gil Coronado, a retired Air Force Colonel with service in Vietnam, to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Legislative Affairs.

"Gil Coronado has served this country with distinction for more than 30 years," said the President. "I think he will do an outstanding job helping to steer our veterans' legislation through Congress."

Coronado served 30 years in the Air Force, and is the recipient of 35 military awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. His career included command of units at Torrejon Air Base, Spain; Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Murphy Dome Air Force Station, Alaska; and Camp Bullis, Texas. After his retirement from the Air Force, Coronado established a consulting business specializing in minority issues first in Washington, DC and then his hometown of San Antonio, TX. Coronado also worked on the Department of Defense Cluster Group for President's Transition Team. He is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, and also attended the National Defense University and the U.S. Air Force Air War College.

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