THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN K. VERONEAU AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR
LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
The President today announced his intent to nominate John K. Veroneau to be the next Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.
Mr. John K. Veroneau, of Arlington, Virginia, is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Defense. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Senate Affairs, from August 1997 to August 1998. Mr. Veroneau served on then Senator William S. Cohen's legislative staff from 1989 to 1996, ultimately serving as his Legislative Director. Before coming to the Department of Defense, Mr. Veroneau served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins (R-ME) and Legislative Director to Senator Williams Frist (R-TN).
Mr. Veroneau received his B.A. with honors from the University of Maine in 1983, and his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 1989.
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs is the senior advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Department on Legislative matters.