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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 3, 1999


        President Names Robert A. Bradtke as Executive Secretary
                    of the National Security Council

President Clinton announced the appointment of Robert A. Bradtke as the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council.

Mr. Bradtke is a career Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State. Formerly, he was assigned as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in London from July 1996. Prior to that assignment, he was Secretary of State Warren Christopher's Executive Assistant from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Bradtke served in the Department of State's Bureau of Legislative Affairs from 1990 to 1994, becoming a Deputy Assistant Secretary in that Bureau in 1992. His overseas assignments include: Bonn, Moscow, Zagreb and Guyana. From 1982-1983, Mr. Bradtke was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the offices of Senator Mathias and Congressman Cheney. Mr. Bradtke entered the Foreign Service in 1973.

Mr. Bradtke received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and did graduate work at the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the University of Virginia. He is married and lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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