THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES BERNARD ROSTKER OF VIRGINIA AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Bernard Rostker of Great Falls, VA, to be the next Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
Mr. Rostker has an extensive background in the defense manpower field. From 1966 - 1970 he served as an economist in the Manpower Requirements Directorate of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis. In 1970, he left the government to work for the RAND Corporation, where he served as a research economist, and as the Program Director of the Manpower Personnel and Training Program. In 1977 he returned to government service as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, where he stayed until 1979. He then became the Director of the Selective Service, where he formulated the Selective Service Revitalization Plan. He moved to the Center for Naval Analyses in 1981 as the Director for the Navy's Management Program. He later joined Systems Research and Applications Corporation (SRA) as Director of the Systems Management Division. In December of 1984 he rejoined the RAND Corporation where he has served until now.
Mr. Rostker received his B.S. in Education and Economics from New York University in 1964, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University in 1966 and 1970.
As Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Mr. Rostker will have sole responsibility for personnel and reserve policy in the Navy and Marines, including civilian, active duty and reserve components. This position will take the lead in developing the Navy's plan to deal with the personnel drawdown.