THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MEMBER TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR THE UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Everett Alvarez, Jr. of Rockville, Maryland, to be re-appointed to the Board of Regents for the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences.
Everett Alvarez, a distinguished Naval officer and government executive, is best known to the public as the first American aviator shot down over Vietnam. He was taken prisoner of the war on August 5, 1964 and held in North Vietnam for eight and one-half years until the general release of prisoners on February 12, 1973.
Mr. Alvarez earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master's Degree in Operations Research and Systems Analysis, and a Juris Doctorate Degree. He currently serves as the Chair of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has his own consulting firm, CONWAL Incorporated. Previously, he was Vice President for Government Services with the Hospital Corporation of America, the Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Administration, the Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, and a program manager with the Naval Air Systems Command.
The Board of Regents serves as an advisor to the Secretary of Defense through the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in operations and policy guidance of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.