THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Champaign, Illinois)
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
Nomination of General Joseph W. Ralston to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
I am pleased to announce that I have nominated General Joseph W. Ralston for a second two-year tour as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
General Ralston has served with distinction as Vice Chairman over the past two years, providing excellent advice and support for two Secretaries of Defense and two Chairmen. His experience with the Quadrennial Defense Review and major defense policy issues, along with his demonstrated leadership skills, ensure that the position of Vice Chairman will continue to be filled by the high caliber of individual needed for this challenging and vital post.
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