Nominations, March 15, 1983

Nomination of General John A. Wickham, Jr., To Be Chief of Staff of the United States Army

March 15, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gen. John A. Wickham, Jr., to be Chief of Staff of the United States Army. He would succeed Gen. Edward C. Meyer, who is retiring.

General Wickham is presently serving as the Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Previously he was Commander in Chief of the United Nations Command, Commander in Chief of the Combined Forces Command, Commander of the United States Forces Korea, and Commander of the Eighth United States Army in 1979 - 1982; Director, Joint Staff, Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1978 - 1979; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, United States Army, in 1978; Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, Ky., in 1976 - 1978; and Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C., in 1973 - 1976. General Wickham has served in the United States Army for over 32 years.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S.) and Harvard University (M.P.A., M.A.). He was born June 25, 1928, in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

Nomination of Mary F. Wieseman To Be Inspector General of the Small Business Administration

March 15, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary F. Wieseman to be Inspector General of the Small Business Administration. She would succeed Paul R. Boucher.

Since 1976 she has been a partner in the law firm of Wieseman, Wieseman & Gallagher in Rockville, Md. Previously she was a consultant to the Office of the General Counsel, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1975 - 1976; consultant for the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice in 1974 - 1975; legal counsel for Saint Elizabeths Hospital in 1971 - 1972; and assistant United States attorney for the District of Columbia in 1968 - 1971.

She graduated from Catholic University (1964) and Catholic University Law School (LL.B., 1967). She is married, has three children, and resides in Rockville, Md. She was born September 14, 1942.