Nomination of Thomas Edward Cooper To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force

December 15, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas Edward Cooper to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Research, Development, and Logistics). He would succeed Alton Keel, Jr.

He has been serving as a professional staff member of the House Armed Services Committee since 1976. He was a congressional fellow on the House Armed Services Committee in 1976. Previously he was associate professor of mechanical engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., in 1970 - 1975; and consultant to the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., in 1970.

He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.S., 1966; M.S., 1968; and Ph. D., 1970). He is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born May 13, 1943.