THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vinyard, Massachusetts) ______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 29, 1997
PRESIDENT NAMES ESPIRIDION (AL) BORREGO AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY
FOR VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Al Borrego to serve as Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training Service at the Department of Labor.
Al Borrego, a native of Texas, has served since 1994 as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training Service at the Department of Labor. In this capacity, he serves as the liaison to members of Congress and veterans service organizations, and facilitated the successful 12.5% downsizing of the agency. From 1984-1994, Dr. Borrego was a Partner at the Public Administration Research Associates, where he provided management analysis, strategic management, budgeting and status reporting systems, human resource management and training for government, government associations, and non-governmental agencies. Concurrently, he was an Assistant Professor of Public Administration, the Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration, and an Associate Professor of Public Administration at the University of Alaska Southeast.
Dr. Borrego served in the Marine Corps for four years and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Masters in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service provides employment and training services to U.S. veterans, protects veterans' reemployment rights, and serves as a focal point for all Department of Labor services to veterans. The Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary on Labor policies and procedures designed to carry out veterans' employment and training services, and to assure veterans' employment programs at the Department of Labor.