THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RAND BEERS AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Rand Beers to be Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
Mr. Rand Beers, of the District of Columbia, is a member of the Senior Executive Service and has been serving as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs since January 1998. Prior to that, he served on the National Security Council staff in various positions for the last ten years, including most recently as Senior Director and Special Assistant to the President for Intelligence Programs. During the 1980's and 1970's, he served as a Foreign Service Officer and Civil Servant at the Department of State, primarily in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs.
Mr. Beers graduated from Dartmouth College (BA) in 1964, and from the University of Michigan (MA) in 1970. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1968, including service in Vietnam as a Rifle Company Commander.
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs responsibilities include the development, supervision, coordination and implementation of international narcotics control assistance activities of the Department of State. The Bureau also handles the formulation and execution of U.S. Government policy and programs directed at the United States' objectives in international criminal justice issues. The Assistant Secretary oversees the activities of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, who is responsible for the international counter-narcotics program. Additionally, the Assistant Secretary provides direction to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Crime and Policy Planning, who manages the international criminal justice program and strategic planning for Bureau programs and policies. The Assistant Secretary has substantive and coordinating responsibility for Bureau programs and policies.