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THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
                   (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts)
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For Immediate Release                                    August 26, 1998

STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY

National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger announced today the selection of Gregory L. Schulte as Special Assistant to the President and Director for Implementation of the Dayton Accords. He succeeds Jock Covey.

Greg Schulte is a member of the Senior Executive Service from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. For the last six years, he has been assigned to the NATO International Staff in Brussels, Belgium where he was responsible for overseeing Alliance operations related to the former Yugoslavia. His most recent position was as Director of Crisis Management and Operations as well as Director of the Bosnia Task Force established by the Secretary General in 1995 to oversee NATO's role in implementing the Dayton Accords.

Greg Schulte was initially assigned to the International Staff in 1992 as Director for Nuclear Planning. Prior to that, he served in the Pentagon as Director for Strategic Forces Policy and as an Assistant for Theater Nuclear Forces policy. He entered the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 1983 as a Presidential Management Intern.

A native of California, Mr. Schulte earned a Bachelor's degree in political science and economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's in Public Administration from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. He and his wife, Nancy, a program director with the NATO Division of Scientific Affairs, have two children.

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