THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES F. WHITTEN PETERS AS UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate F. Whitten Peters to be Under Secretary of the Air Force.
Mr. Peters, of Washington, D.C., is currently the Principal Deputy General Counsel for the Department of Defense. Prior to coming to the Department of Defense, he was a partner at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. Mr. Peters' areas of practice included general civil litigation, white collar criminal law, and government contracts. A 1968 graduate of Harvard College, he served as a Navy line officer from 1969 to 1972. In 1976, he graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review. Mr. Peters then clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice William Brennan on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Under Secretary of the Air Force is the second highest ranking civilian in the Department of the Air Force. Mr. Peters will serve as the principal advisor and deputy to the Secretary of the Air Force.