THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES W. PARDEW AS U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FOR MILITARY STABILIZATION IN THE BALKANS
WITH RANK OF AMBASSADOR
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate James W. Pardew as U.S. Representative for Military Stabilization in the Balkans with rank of Ambassador at the Department of State.
James W. Pardew, of Springfield, Virginia, served as the representative of the Secretary of Defense to the U.S. peace negotiating team that reached the Dayton Peace Agreement in the Former Yugoslavia. Prior to this, he was Director of the Balkan Task Force in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Pardew is the recipient of the Secretary of State is Distinguished Service Award, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service, and National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. He earned a B.S. degree from Arkansas State University in 1966, and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Loyola University of Chicago in 1973. Mr. Pardew completed service in the U.S. Army with the rank of Colonel. His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2) and Bronze Star (2).
In his capacity as U.S. Representative for Military Stabilization in the Balkans, Mr. Pardew will head the interagency Task Force for Military Stabilization that implements the Bosnia Train-and-Equip Program.