THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES RAY L. CALDWELL FOR THE RANK OF AMBASSADOR
The President today announced his intention to nominate Ray L. Caldwell, of Virginia, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Burdensharing.
Mr. Caldwell is currently a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. His previous service includes tours as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European Affairs, U. S. Representative to NATO's High Level Task Force on Conventional Arms Control, Director of Foreign Diplomat Training at the Foreign Service Institute, Deputy Associate Comptroller for Management Policy, and Director of the Office of European Political and Security Affairs, as well as assignments in Spain and Mexico.
Mr. Caldwell was born on October 6, 1942 in Panama City, Panama, and speaks fluent Spanish. He received his primary and secondary schooling in the former Canal Zone, and was awarded both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Caldwell served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy from 1964 until 1969, with tours of duty in the Antarctic in Vietnam and with the United States Military Mission to Spain. Mr. Caldwell and his wife, the former Sally MacKinnon of Boston reside in Annandale, Virginia. They have two children, Ian and Rachel.