THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GENERAL HENRY SHELTON AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD GOVERNORS OF THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS
The President today announced his intent to appoint General Henry Shelton to serve as a Member of the Board of Governors of the American National Red Cross.
General Henry Shelton, of North Carolina, is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Born in Tarboro, North Carolina on Jan. 2, 1942, General Shelton earned a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University and a Master of Science degree from Auburn University. His military education includes completion of the Air Command and Staff College and the National War College.
The Board of Governors of the American National Red Cross is the governing body of the Red Cross. The American National Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disaster and helps the American public to prevent and respond to emergencies. Traditionally, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has served on the Board of Governors.