THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CAROL DIBATTISTE TO BE UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
The President today announced his intention to nominate Carol DiBattiste to serve as the Under Secretary of the Air Force.
Mrs. DiBattiste, of Miami, Florida, has been Deputy United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida since January 1998. Prior to rejoining the United States Attorney's office in Miami, Ms. DiBattiste served as the first woman to be Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. From 1993 to 1994, Ms. DiBattiste served as Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Navy. After retiring from the Air Force in April 1991, Ms. DiBattiste served as Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida.
Ms. DiBattiste received her LL.M, from Columbia University School of Law in 1986, her J.D., from Temple University School of Law and her B.A., from LaSalle University.
The Under Secretary of the Air Force is the second ranking civilian in the Department of the Air Force. In addition to acting in the secretary's absence, the Under Secretary of the Air Force is in effect the Chief Operating Officer for the Department of the Air Force.