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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release December 10, 1993
                      TO SERVICE POSTS AT PENTAGON 

      President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Deborah P. 

Christie to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management, Rodney A. Coleman to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Environment, and Helen T. McCoy to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management.

"Secretary Aspin is putting together strong management teams in every branch of the service," said the President. "These three nominees are prime examples of that effort."

Deborah Christie has nearly two decades of distinguished service with the Department of Defense as a civil servant. In her most recent assignment, Christie was the Deputy Director of Theater Assessments and Planning for Program Analysis and Evaluation. Her prior experience with military budgets gives Christie an unusual understanding of the financing behind various Navy and Marine Corps programs. Christie holds a B.A. in mathematics from Duke University and has completed graduate courses in mathematics at the University of Virginia.

Rodney Coleman has twenty years of experience working with state and local governments, first with the District of Columbia City Council and later with the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation. For the past 13 years, Coleman has been directly involved with plant closing initiatives and their impact on surrounding communities. He received his B.A. from Howard University and later attended the Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan.

Helen McCoy has spent her entire professional life with the Department of Defense. Currently the Deputy Comptroller of the Defense Logistics Agency, she has over 19 years of varied financial management experience and seven years experience as a mathematician. McCoy holds a B.A. in mathematics from Bennett College and an M.P.A. from George Washington University.

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