THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES BERNARD ROSTKER AS UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS The President today announced his intent to nominate Bernard Daniel
Rostker as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
Dr. Bernard Rostker, of Great Falls, Virginia, has served as the Under Secretary of the Army since October 22, 1998. In this capacity, he also serves as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illnesses. Prior to his current position, Dr. Rostker served as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. From 1984 to 1994, Dr. Rostker worked for the RAND Corporation as Deputy Director of the Army studies and analysis center and then as Director of the Defense Manpower Research Center. He spent one year working for Systems Research and Applications Corporation (SRA) from 1983 to 1984, and before that spent two years working at the Center for Naval Analyses, after serving as the Director of Selective Service from 1979 to 1981. From 1977 to 1979 he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, after working for RAND from 1970 to 1977. From 1968 to 1970, Dr. Rostker served as an economist in the Manpower Requirements Directorate of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis.
Dr. Rostker received his B.S. in education and economics from New York University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Syracuse University.
The Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness is one of four Under Secretaries within the Office of the Secretary of Defense that comprise the senior management for the Secretary.