THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NOMINATES JOHN W. DOUGLASS AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ACQUISITION The President today announced his intention to nominate John W.
Douglass of Virginia to be the next Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition.
Mr. Douglass has been a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee since May 1992. He is currently a foreign policy advisor to Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA). Prior to joining the Committee, he served as a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, most recently serving as Deputy United States Military Representative to NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Prior to that, he served at the National Security Council, on the staffs of the Secretaries of Defense and the Air Force, and on the staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Mr. Douglass holds an M.S. in Management Science from Fairleigh Dickenson University, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida.
As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Douglass will oversee the Department of the Navy's research, development and acquisition resources, including its shipbuilding, aviation, weaponry and communications and surveillance programs.