THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FRANKLIN KRAMER TO BE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Franklin Kramer of Washington, D.C. to be the next Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.
Franklin Kramer is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy. Previously, Mr. Kramer was a partner with the Washington law firm of Shea & Gardner, where his areas of concentration included international transactions and trade, government contracts, acquisitions and finance, and antitrust. His international practice involved development of international joint ventures, representation of U.S. companies engaged in overseas ventures and representation of non-U.S. companies both in the acquisition of U.S. subsidiaries and the conduct of their business in the United States. Mr. Kramer served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1979 to 1981, and as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1977 to 1979.
Mr. Kramer received a B.A. cum laude from Yale University in 1967 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1971. He has served as president of the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. and has also served on the advisory board for the Center for National Policy, as well as the Technical Advisory Committee for the Center for Naval Analyses Strategic Policy Analysis Group. He is currently a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and a principal of the Council for Excellence in Government.
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs focuses all of the professional expertise of the Department of Defense on countering post-Soviet regional threats.