Comings and Goings: New Marine, Army chiefs named

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On April 21, President Clinton nominated Lt. Gen. James L. Jones to become the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps. Jones currently serves as the military assistant to the Secretary of Defense. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in January 1967 and served during the Vietnam War. A change of command ceremony is scheduled for June 30.

President Clinton last week also nominated Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to serve as the Army's chief of staff. Shinseki is currently vice chief of staff. Prior to his current assignment, Shinseki was commanding general of the U.S. Army-Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, and Commander of the Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Shinseki has served in the Army for more than 33 years.

U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson has announced he plans to name Dr. Inès Triay as the new manager of the DOE's Carlsbad Area Office. Triay is expected to be in her new position by mid-May. Keith Klein, who has been serving as the acting manager, has been named the new manager for the Richland Operations Office. In her new position, Triay will be responsible for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation's only deep geological repository for the disposal of transuranic waste, located in southeastern New Mexico.

Francis X. Lyons has been named the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator for Region 5, headquartered in Chicago. Lyons is an attorney with more than 10 years experience in federal and state government. He has been a member of several litigation teams dealing with environmental disputes and has received an EPA award as a member of a Superfund Enforcement Team of the Year. David Ullrich, acting regional administrator since June 1997, will return to his previous position as deputy regional administrator.

Howard R. Norris has been recognized with a Fast Track Eagle award for his procurement contributions at the General Service Administration's Pacific Rim Regional Office in San Francisco. A senior federal technology service contracting officer, Norris helped plan, price and manage a $25 billion, 10-year contract that will provide complex information technology services to federal agencies worldwide.

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