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Public Papers - 1989 - July

Nomination of John W. Shannon To Be Under Secretary of the Army


The President today announced his intention to nominate John W. Shannon to be Under Secretary of the Army. He would succeed Michael P.W. Stone.

Since 1984 Mr. Shannon has been the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Logistics. Prior to this Mr. Shannon served as Deputy Under Secretary of the Army, 1981 - 1984. He was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant, infantry. He served on active duty from 1955 to 1978 and retired as a colonel.

Mr. Shannon graduated from Central State University (B.S., 1955) and Shippensburg State College (M.S., 1975). He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. He is married, has one child, and currently resides in Temple Hills, MD.

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