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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 16, 1997
                     U. S. COURT OF VETERANS APPEALS

The President today announced his intention to nominate William P. Greene, Jr. to serve as a judge on the United States Court of Veterans Appeals.

Judge Greene, of Odenton, Maryland, currently serves as a U.S. Immigration Judge at the U.S. Department of Justice. He was appointed in June 1993 and assigned to the Immigration Court, Baltimore, Maryland. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's corps. from 1968 to 1993, retiring from the Army with the rank of Colonel. During his career with the Army, he served in various assignments ranging from serving as the legal representative to the command structure to training and educating the next generation of the Judge Advocate General's Corps. Judge Greene received a B.A. in Political Science from West Virginia State College and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law. He also graduated from the Judge Advocate General's Corps Basic and Graduate Course, the Military Judge's Course, the Command General Staff College, and the United States Army War College.

The U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals was created in March 1989. It has the exclusive jurisdiction to review decisions of the Board of Veterans Appeals. The Court has the power to affirm, modify, or reverse a decision of the Board or to remand the matter. Decisions of the Court of Veterans Appeals may be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.