Nomination of Charles E.
Redman To Be an Assistant Secretary of State
October 22, 1986
President today announced his intention to nominate Charles E. Redman to be an
Assistant Secretary of State (Public Affairs). He would succeed Bernard Kalb.
Redman entered the Foreign Service in June 1974. He served first in the State
Department operations center and then as staff assistant in the Bureau of
European Affairs. In December 1976 he began a tour of duty as political officer
at the American Embassy in Paris. He then served from
1979 to 1982 on the NATO international staff as Deputy Director of the Private
Office of the Secretary General of NATO. Following a 2-year assignment as
political officer in Algiers, he returned to Washington in August 1984 to
become Deputy Director and then Acting Director of the Office of European
Security and Political Affairs. Since July 1985 Mr. Redman has served as Deputy
Spokesman for the Department of State. On October
he also became the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the
Department of State.
Redman graduated from the United States Air Force Academy (B.S., 1966) and Harvard University (M.A., 1968). He served
in the United States Air Force until 1974, including assignments in Vietnam and on the air staff in
Washington as special assistant to
the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence. Mr. Redman was born December
in Waukegan, IL. He is married to the
former Eileen Kowal, and they have three children.