Nomination of M.D.B. Carlisle To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

April 30, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate M.D.B. Carlisle to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs). She would succeed Russell A. Rourke.

Since 1984 Mrs. Carlisle has been the executive director of the Council for National Policy, a nonprofit educational foundation. Prior to this she served as executive director of the Republican Conference in the United States Senate, 1981 - 1984. From 1975 to 1980, she served as executive director of the Senate Steering Committee.

Mrs. Carlisle graduated from Manhattanville College (B.A., 1975) and pursued postgraduate studies at Boston University. She is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. She was born August 8, 1935, in Providence, RI.