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Joint Chiefs Chairman Heads For Retirement
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Jan. 29) -- In an expected resignation, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. John Shalikashvili, has announced his retirement effective September, the White House disclosed.
Polish-born Shalikashvili, 60, will complete his second two-year term as the nation's highest military officer. With 37 years in the military, his resignation follows tradition, as no previous chairman of the JCS has served more than two terms.
President Bill Clinton has not indicated who might succeed Shalikashvili, but "obviously the president will be looking for the strongest candidate who will continue the excellent service that we have enjoyed in those posts," administration spokesman Mike McCurry told reporters.
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