Nominations & Appointments, March 4, 1983

Nomination of Joseph H. Sherick To Be Inspector General of the Department of Defense

March 4, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph H. Sherick to be Inspector General, Department of Defense. This is a new position.

Mr. Sherick has been serving as assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Review and Oversight) since 1981. Previously he served at the Pentagon in various positions: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program/Budget) in 1976 - 1981; Deputy Comptroller of the Army in 1973 - 1976; and Budget Director for Research and Development in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) in 1968 - 1973. He served as first civilian Comptroller of the Defense Nuclear Agency in 1966 - 1968.

Mr. Sherick graduated from Temple University (B.A., 1950) and Temple University Law School (J.D., 1958). He is married, has seven children, and resides in Annandale, Va. He was born October 1, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Nomination of Alvin P. Adams, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Djibouti

March 4, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alvin P. Adams, Jr., of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti. He would succeed Jerrold Martin North, who is assigned to the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va.

Prior to entering the Foreign Service in 1967, Mr. Adams was a congressional summer intern in the office of Mr. James M. Hanley (1965) and summer law clerk in the law firm of Reid and Priest, New York, N.Y. (1966). In 1968 he attended Vietnamese language training at the Foreign Service Institute. He was on detail to the Agency for International Development in 1968 - 1969 as area development officer for Quang Nam Province in Vietnam. He was special assistant to the Ambassador (1969 - 1970) and political officer (1971 - 1972) in Saigon. In 1972 - 1974 he was a staff member of the National Security Council at the White House. In 1974 - 1976 he was special assistant to the Secretary of State. In the department he served in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs as financial economist (1976 - 1977), Deputy Director of the Office of Business Practices (1977 - 1979), and Special Assistant for Legislative and Public Affairs (1979 - 1981). In 1981 he was Director of the Secretariat Staff and since August 1981 has been Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State.

Mr. Adams graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1964) and Vanderbilt University (LL.D., 1967). His foreign languages are French, Vietnamese, and Spanish. He was born August 29, 1942, in New York, N.Y.

Reappointment of Four Members of the National Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

March 4, 1983

The President today announced his intention to reappoint the following individuals to be members of the National Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice, for a term expiring January 17, 1986:

James C. Dobson, Jr., is associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He is a psychologist, author, and radio host. He resides in Arcadia, Calif., and was born March 21, 1936.

William L. Hart is police chief in Detroit, Mich. He is chairman of the board of the Criminal Justice Institute, Southeastern Michigan, and on the board of directors of the Criminal Law Revision Committee. He resides in Detroit and was born January 17, 1924.

Stephen E. Wittman is in the private practice of law and is assistant director of programs for the Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the University of San Diego School of Law. He resides in La Jolla, Calif., and was born February 14, 1947.

Charles Wright is serving as judge for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County in Philadelphia, Pa. He resides in Philadelphia and was born October 3, 1918.