Nomination of Ronald F. Lehman II To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

 

January 27, 1988

 

The 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.

 

Since 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 - 1982.

 

Mr. 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.