THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KEITH R. HALL TO BE THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR SPACE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
President Clinton today announced the nomination of Keith R. Hall, of Millersville, Maryland, to be the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space at the Department of Defense.
Mr. Keith R. Hall was appointed Deputy Director and acting Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on February 27, 1996. Prior to this appointment Mr. Hall had served as Executive Director for Intelligence Community Affairs. Mr. Hall was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Intelligence and Security from 1991-1995. From 1983-1991, Mr. Hall served in a variety of professional staff positions with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, eventually serving as Deputy Staff Director. Mr. Hall served nine years in Army Intelligence from 1970-1979. He was then selected as Presidential Management Intern and worked in the Office of Management and Budget from 1979-1983. Mr. Hall received his B.A. in History and Political Science from Alfred University and a Masters in Public Administration from Clark University.
As the Air Force's Assistant Secretary for Space, Mr. Hall will be responsible for all space matters and will continue to serve as the director of National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the organization which buys and operates the nation's space-based reconnaissance and intelligence systems.