[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1995, Book I)]
[June 30, 1995]
[Page 996]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on the Nomination of General John M. Shalikashvili To Be 
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
June 30, 1995

    I am pleased to announce that I have nominated General John M. 
Shalikashvili, U.S. Army, for reappointment as Chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff for a 2-year term.
    As I said when I nominated General Shalikashvili for Chairman in 
1993, he is a shining symbol of what is best about the United States and 
best about our armed services. He has again proven that over the past 20 
months by maintaining the strongest military in the world, with the 
equipment and trained force to fight and win when we must, even as he 
completed the post-cold-war drawdown of our forces. From morale to 
readiness, General Shalikashvili has provided the sound leadership 
needed to keep our military strong while shaping the Armed Forces for 
the 21st century. I look forward to the next 2 years with General 
Shalikashvili as Chairman, to his wise and reasoned counsel, and to his 
advocacy for the men and women in the Armed Forces in support of the 
national security of the United States.