THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JAMES B. STEINBERG TO DEPART THE WHITE HOUSE
President Clinton announced today the departure of James B. Steinberg, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor, effective August 1.
"For more than seven years, Jim Steinberg has been an indispensable member of my national security team," President Clinton said. "With his insight, his intensity, his invaluable judgment, he has been a leader in shaping a national security strategy for the global age. We will miss him here at the White House."
"Jim's contribution to American foreign policy over the past seven years, and especially at the NSC, has been vital in every area," said National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger. "I am confident he will have a substantial impact on the direction of public policy for years to come."
Mr. Steinberg will become Senior Advisor this fall with the New York-based Markle Foundation, a private, not-for-profit philanthropy.
Before his appointment as Deputy National Security Advisor in December 1996, Mr. Steinberg served as Chief of Staff at the State Department and prior to that as Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff.
The President intends to designate Lieutenant General Donald Kerrick as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor, effective upon Mr. Steinberg's departure. General Kerrick currently serves as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He formerly served as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
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