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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 4, 1993


President Clinton announced his intention today to nominate public health expert Stephen C. Joseph to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; former Pentagon official Richard Danzig to be Under Secretary of the Navy; and economic policy specialist Joshua Gotbaum to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Economic Security.

"The people who we are adding to our Pentagon team today are recognized experts in their fields and dedicated public servants," said President Clinton. "I welcome their service at the Department of Defense."

The President also announced the appointment of 18 people to senior DoD posts not requiring confirmation by the Senate. They are:

Cliff Bernath, Deputy Assistant to the Assistant Secretary

for Operations
Joel Resnick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reserve

Affairs/Strategic Plans and Analysis Helen Forbeck, Senior Professional, Defense Reinvestment

Assistance Task Force
John Rogers, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs/

Plans & Operations
Mark Wagner, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for

Economic Security
John Goodman, Special Advisor for Defense Conversion

and Technology
Sheila Cheston, Deputy General Counsel of the Air Force Dr. Larry Caviaiola, Deputy Under Secretary/Acquisition

Audrey Sheppard, Chief of Protocol
Steven Preston, Deputy General Counsel
Shelia Helm, Special Assistant to the Secretary/Personnel

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Dr. Kenneth Flamm, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for

Acquisition (Dual Use Technology and International Programs) Joseph Berger, Director, Peacekeeping/Peace Enforcement/Office

     of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (Democracy and
Robert Bayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary/Economic Reinvestment
     and Base Realignment and Closure
Carolyn Becraft, Deputy Assistant Secretary/Personnel & Readiness
     (Personnel Support, Families & Education)
Mary Ellen Harvey, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary/Logistics
     Systems Development

Roy Willis, Principal Assistant Deputy Under Secretary/Logistics Amy Hickox, Director of Outreach America/Office of the Assistant

Secretary (Reserve Affairs)

Biographical sketches of these nominees and appointees follow:

Stephen C. Joseph is Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. From 1986-90, he was Commissioner of Health of New York City. Prior to that, he had served as Special Coordinator for Child Health and Survival for the United Nations Children's Fund. He also served as Chief of Pediatrics at Grenfell Regional Health Services in Newfoundland, and with the Agency for International Development in Central Africa and in Washington. He was a Peace Corps Physician in Nepal for two years during his five year term as a Commissioned Officer with the United States Public Health Service.

A graduate of Harvard College and the Yale University School of Medicine, Joseph holds an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins and served his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Boston Children's Medical Center. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association.

Richard Danzig has been a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Latham and Watkins. During the Carter Administration, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics. He had previously taught law at Stanford and Harvard Universities, and been a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Byron White. Danzig was born in New York City in 1944. He graduated from Reed College and Yale Law School, and holds a Ph.D. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

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Josh Gotbaum is a general partner at Lazard Freres & Co., where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and other complex financial transactions. In addition, Gotbaum has held a number of positions in government, including Legislative Assistant to Senator Gary Hart and Associate Director for Economics on the Carter Administration's White House Domestic Policy staff. He holds a B.A. from Stanford, an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Cliff Bernath devoted 21 years to military service including a tour in Vietnam, command of two companies, and a variety of staff jobs, most recently assigned as Executive Assistant and Director for Management to the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs).

Joel Resnick has 35 years experience working on the technical, resource, military and political issues affecting future U.S. military forces. His experience spans a wide range of settings: a federally funded research center (MIT Lincoln Laboratory); the Executive Branch (ACDA, OSD and the Intelligence Community); private industry (SAIC); and most recently, the Congress (House Armed Services Committee).

Helen Forbeck served for two years as Ombudswoman in Congressman Les Aspin's First Congressional Office, and is a former Member and President of the Beloit City Council in Wisconsin.

John Rogers gained legislative expertise from his experience as Director of the Senate Democratic Caucus in Wisconsin, and as Les Aspin's District Director.

Mark Wagner previously served as Executive Director for the Wisconsin Procurement Institute, Inc. providing procurement assistance to defense contractors in the area of federal acquisition policy and manufacturing technology. Prior to that, he served as the District Ombudsman for the Office of Rep. Les Aspin developing economic development projects for local communities.

John Goodman has been an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School since 1987, teaching and researching in the areas of strategy, international business, and economic policy. He has published a variety of books and articles, as well as taught executive education and advanced management courses. Mr. Goodman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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Sheila Cheston has served since April, 1983 as the General Counsel of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. Prior to that, she served as a partner with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering representing foreign and domestic clients, including public interest groups. Earlier in her legal career, Ms. Cheston was Adjunct Professor of International Civil Litigation at Georgetown University Law Center.

Larry Cavaiola previously served as a professional staff member and then Deputy Staff Director for the House Committee on Armed Services. He also served a Principal Analyst with the Congressional Budget Office and as an Operations Research Analyst with the Assistant Secretary for Program Analysis and Evaluation, OSD. Dr. Cavaiola is the author of several magazine articles on defense matters.

Audrey Sheppard played an active role in the Clinton/Gore campaign as Director of the Women's Advisory Council. Since 1987 she worked as a self-employed public affairs consultant to various clients including the Wolf Trap Foundation For The Performing Arts, Wisconsin Pharmacal, and The International Institute For Women's Political Leadership.

Steven Preston is a partner in the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering where he is engaged in trial and appellate litigation practice, with an emphasis on federal securities. Prior to this Mr. Preston was a visiting Fellow/Staff Attorney with the Center for Law in the Public Interest/Advocates for the Public Interest and as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch on the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Shelia Helm gained experience in the human resources field as Deputy Director, Civilian Personnel Directorate for the U.S. Total Army Personnel Agency, and as Civilian Personnel Officer, U.S. Amy Military District of Washington. Ms. Helm attended the U.S. Army War College's classes on resourcing and management of force capabilities from 1991 to 1992.

Kenneth Flamm was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institutions performing economic research. He was also an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts and as a Consultant to the Institute for Future Technology, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Office of Technical Assessment.

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Joseph Berger devoted 27 years to military service including a tour in Vietnam, various staff positions and most recently two policy-making positions in the Office of the Joint Staff: Chief of the Middle East/Africa/UN Division and Chief of the Middle East Branch. Mr. Berger attained the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army.

Robert Bayer has an extensive background in the executive and legislative branches dealing with U.S. military force structure and supporting base infrastructure. Since 1983 he has served as a professional staff member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Prior to that he served as a legislative assistant to Senator Sam Nunn. Mr. Bayer retired from the U.S. Air Force at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Carolyn Becraft has twenty years experience in public policy formulation, communications and organizational development for non-profit and governmental organizations. Ms. Becraft is currently a consultant at Women's Research & Education Institute and is involved in the Army's programs to address the needs of women and families in the military. Ms. Becraft was the Director for Women's Equity Action League from 1982 to 1987.

Mary Ellen Harvey is a civilian expert in the area of Army logistics. Currently she is a consultant to the Department of the Army and private sector contractors supporting the Department of Defense, focusing on efforts to shift the logistics management paradigm within the Defense Community. Prior to that, she held the positions of Special Assistant and Deputy Director of Supply & Maintenance, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, HQ, Dept. of the Army.

Roy Willis began his military service in 1969, completed a tour in Vietnam, and attained the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army. He served as Commander of the Army Depot and currently as Chief in the Army Management Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Logistics & Environment).

Amy Hickox joined the Defense Department as an assistant to the Immediate Office of the Secretary. Formerly, she worked on the House Armed Services Committee.

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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 4, 1993


President Clinton appointed two officials to the Department of Commerce today. Michael J. Copps will serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Basic Industries (Trade Development), and Rolland Schmitten will serve as Assistant Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Michael J. Copps comes to the Commerce Department from the American Meat Institute, where he has been Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs. He was previously the Director of Government Affairs for Collins & Aikman Corporation, a Fortune 500 producer of automotive textiles, home furnishings and wallcoverings.

Rolland Schmitten has worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service for the past eight years as director of its Seattle, WA office. He had previously served as Director of the Washington State Department of Fisheries.

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