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Gen. John Shalikashvili at 1997 Illinois Gala

Gen. John Shalikashvili at 1997 Illinois Gala

General John M. Shalikashvili was appointed the thirteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, by President Clinton and assumed his duties on October 23, 1993, He was reappointed for a second term in October 1995. Born in Warsaw, Poland, on June 27, 1936, General Shalikashvili holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University and a Master's Degree in International Affairs from George Washington University .

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