Nomination for Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The President announced his intention today to nominate Adm. William A. Owens, USN, to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense. Admiral Owens will succeed Adm. David E. Jeremiah, USN, who is retiring.
"Admiral Owens has served his country proudly and with distinction for 35 years. He has held a number of challenging assignments and demonstrated strong leadership ability," said the President. "I am certain that he will perform up to the high standards set by his predecessor, Admiral Jeremiah, in this key post."
NOTE: A biography of the nominee was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary.
William J. Clinton, Nomination for Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/220042