THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RAYMOND KELLY TO BE UNDER SECRETARY FOR ENFORCEMENT AT TREASURY
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Raymond W. Kelly of New York to be Under Secretary for Enforcement at the Department of Treasury.
Raymond Kelly brings to the position more than thirty years worth of experience and commitment to public service. Following combat service with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, Mr. Kelly rose through the ranks of the New York Police Department to ultimately serve as Police Commissioner. His leadership was critical in the successful investigation of the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and in directing the largest increase in uniformed officer ranks in the department's history. His retirement from the commissioner's post in January of 1994 capped a 25-year department career that included service in every rank and 25 commands.
More recently, Mr. Kelly served as director of the International Police Monitors of the Multinational Force in Haiti from October 1994 through March 1995. While there, he and the monitors helped establish Haiti's interim public security force. President Clinton awarded Mr. Kelly a commendation for "exceptionally meritorious service" for his work in Haiti, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Shalikashvili awarded him the Commander's Medal for Public Service.
Mr. Kelly is an attorney with law degrees from St. John's University and New York University, where he lectures on the law, public policy and crisis management. He is a graduate of Manhattan College and holds a masters in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.