Nomination of Ronald F.
Lehman II To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
January 27, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Ronald F. Lehman II to be
an Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Policy) at the
Department of Defense. He would succeed Richard N. Perle.
1986 Mr. Lehman has been United States Negotiator for Strategic Nuclear Arms at
the United States Mission to International Organizations, Geneva, for the Department of
State in Washington, DC. Previously he was
Deputy United States Negotiator for Strategic Nuclear Arms, 1985 - 1986. Mr.
Lehman was Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs at
the White House, 1986, and Special Assistant to the President for National
Security Affairs and Senior Director for Defense Programs and Arms Control for
the National Security Council at the White House, 1983 - 1986. He was a U.S. delegation member for
the U.S.-Soviet direct communications links talks, 1983 - 1984, and for the
U.S.-Soviet talks on nuclear proliferation, 1982. He was senior adviser to the U.S. delegation for the U.N.
Special Session on Disarmament, 1982, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
for the Department of Defense, 1982 - 1983. He was a member of the professional
staff of the Armed Services Committee for the United States Senate, 1978 -
Lehman graduated from Claremont Men's College (B.A., 1968) and Claremont Graduate School (M.A., 1969; Ph.D., 1975).
He was born March 25, 1946, in Sanitarium, CA. He
served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. Mr. Lehman is married and
resides in Arlington, VA.