THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Jaipur, India) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release March 23, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GREGORY G. GOVAN FOR RANK OF AMBASSADOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Gregory G. Govan for Rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Chief Delegate to the Joint Consultative Commission of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
Brigadier General (U.S. Army, retired) Gregory Govan, of White Hall, Virginia, served 31 years as a combat engineer, military intelligence officer, and Foreign Area Officer specializing in the Soviet Union/Russia. He served twice in Vietnam. As a Soviet specialist, he served twice with the Military Liaison Mission to Soviet forces in what was then East Germany (including serving as Chief of Mission) and three times with the Defense Attache Office in Moscow, including two tours as the Defense Attache. He completed his military career as Director of the On-Site Inspection Agency, responsible for inspections under a broad range of agreements to which the United States is a party. General Govan has been with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and State Department since September 1995, serving in Vienna with the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
General Govan received a B.A. degree from Davidson College, North Carolina and a M.A. from the University of Virginia. He also graduated from the Defense Language Institute (Russian language), the U.S. Army Russian Institute, the Armed Forces Staff College and the Army War College.