Appointment of Three Members of the Committee for Purchase From the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped

May 18, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped:

Col. Chester A. Kowalczyk, U.S. Army, to be the Department of the Army member. He would succeed Edward Honor. Since 1984 Col. Kowalczyk has been the assistant director for Energy and Troop Support, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, at the Department of the Army. He is a career Army officer, and has been in the U.S. Army since 1954. Col. Kowalczyk graduated from Western Michigan College (B.S., 1954) and the University of Arkansas (M.S., 1973). He was born July 14, 1932, in Kalamazoo, MI. Col. Kowalczyk is married, has five children, and resides in Annandale, VA.

Rear Adm. Daniel W. McKinnon, Jr., U.S. Navy, to be the Department of Defense member. He would succeed Joseph H. Connolly. Adm. McKinnon is currently a Deputy Director, Acquisition Management at the Defense Logistics Agency in Alexandria, VA. Prior to this he served as the Vice Commander of the Navy Supply Systems Command (1984 - 1986). Adm. McKinnon graduated from the University of Missouri (B.S., 1956) and the University of Michigan (M.B.A., 1966). He was born April 26, 1934, in St. Joseph, MO. Adm. McKinnon is married, has one child, and resides in Annandale, VA.

H. Robert Saldivar, of Virginia, to be the Veterans Administration member. He would succeed Clyde Cook. Mr. Saldivar is currently the Director of the Office of Procurement Supply at the Veterans Administration. Prior to this he was the director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy (1984 - 1986). Mr. Saldivar graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso (B.A., 1963). He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1955 and 1956 to 1958. Mr. Saldivar was born November 3, 1935, in El Paso, TX. He is married, has six children, and resides in Springfield, VA.