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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release July 6, 1998
                PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PATRICK T. HENRY 
                   AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY 
                     FOR MANPOWER & RESERVE AFFAIRS

The President today announced his intent to nominate Patrick T. Henry to be the next Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

Mr. Patrick Henry, of Burke, Virginia, is currently a Professional Staff Member with the Senate Committee on Armed Services, where he has been working since 1993 on manpower, personnel and health affairs issues. From 1992 to 1993, he was Chief of Staff at the American Red Cross. Mr. Henry was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps until he retired in 1992. He served in a variety of line and staff assignments, his last two being Executive Secretary to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management & Personnel) from 1991 to 1992, and Deputy Director for Flag and General Officer Matters for the same office from 1988 to 1991.

Mr. Henry received his B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He has also earned a Master of Public Service from Western Kentucky University, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs is responsible for overall supervision of manpower, personnel, and reserve component affairs for the Department of the Army. This includes responsibility for personnel policies, force structure, compensation plans, health affairs, recruiting, training, issues of retention of the force, and coordination among the various reserve components, as well as other responsibilities.

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