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Public Papers - 1990 - February

Nomination of Admiral Frank B. Kelso II To Be Chief of Naval Operations


The President today announced his intention to nominate Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, USN, to be Chief of Naval Operations. He would succeed Adm. Carlisle A.H. Trost, whose term expires June 30, 1990.

Admiral Kelso is presently serving as commander in chief, United States Atlantic Command, and supreme allied commander, Atlantic. Previously he was commander in chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, 1986 - 1988, and commander, 6th Fleet, 1985 - 1986. Admiral Kelso graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1956. He was born July 11, 1933, in Fayetteville, TN.

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