THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ALAN H. FLANIGAN TO BE DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SUPPLY REDUCTION IN THE OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY
The President announced today his intent to nominate Alan H. Flanigan to be Deputy Director for Supply Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
Alan H. Flanigan of Alexandria, Virginia, has served as Ambassador to El Salvador since September, 1993. Prior to his assignment in El Salvador, he served from 1990 until 1993 as Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. He is a career Foreign Service Officer who has previously served in Latin America and Europe.
Mr. Flanigan, born in Columbus, Indiana, in 1938, attended primary and secondary school in Mitchell, Indiana, and Bowling Green, Kentucky. In 1960, he received a B.A. from Tufts University and entered the United States Navy, where he served until 1966, when he entered the Foreign Service. His initial assignment was in Lima, Peru, from 1967 to 1969. He returned to Washington, D.C., to serve in the State Department as the desk officer for Peru and later became Special Assistant to the Counselor of the Department. Additionally, Mr. Flanigan served as a Political Officer in both the Consulate General in Izmir, Turkey, and the Embassy in Ankara. He returned to Washington, D.C., in 1978 to become the Officer in charge of Turkish affairs at the Department of State. In 1979, Mr. Flanigan became Deputy Director and, in 1981, Director of the Office of Western European Affairs, which has responsibility for France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, and the Vatican.
He then returned overseas to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, from 1983 to 1987. In 1987 he was named the Special United States Negotiator for the Defense Cooperation Agreement between the United States and Greece. He is a Minister-Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service. He is married to the former Beverley J. Course. They have two children, Katherine, who is an architect, and Alan Thomas, who is a nautical archeologist.
ONDCP was established in 1988 and is organized within the Executive Office of the President. ONDCP has responsibility for developing and coordinating policies with the objective of reducing production, trafficking and use of illicit drugs. ONDCP is the principal advisor to the President in his fight against illicit drugs.