Nomination of David S.C. Chu To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

 

May 13, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate David S.C. Chu to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation). This is a new position.

 

Since 1981 Mr. Chu has been Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation at the Department of Defense in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was Assistant Director for the National Security and International Affairs Division of the Congressional Budget Office, 1978 - 1981. He was also an associate head of the economics department for the Rand Corp., 1975 - 1978, and senior economist, 1970 - 1978.

 

Mr. Chu graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1964; M.A., 1965; M. Phil., 1967; Ph.D., 1972). He was born May 28, 1944, in New York, NY. He served in the United States Army, 1968 - 1970. He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC.

 

Nomination of Kenneth P. Bergquist To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy

 

May 13, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth P. Bergquist to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) at the Department of Defense. He would succeed Charles G. Untermeyer.

 

Since 1986 Mr. Bergquist has been Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice. Prior to this, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Readiness, Force Management, and Training) at the Department of Defense, 1983 - 1986, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Reserve Affairs and Mobilization), 1982 - 1983. He was chief counsel and staff director for the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the United States Senate, 1981 - 1982, and minority counsel and staff director for the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 1980 - 1981. Mr. Bergquist was also legislative counsel for the office of Senator Alan K. Simpson, 1979 - 1980, and an operational intelligence officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, 1977 - 1979.

 

Mr. Bergquist graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1967) and the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1977). He was born April 12, 1944, in Washington, DC. He served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1974, receiving a Silver Star, 6 Bronze Stars, and 2 Purple Hearts. He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA.

 

Nomination of Edward Peter Djerejian To Be United States Ambassador to Syria

 

May 13, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward Peter Djerejian, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic. He would succeed William L. Eagleton, Jr.

 

Mr. Djerejian is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. From 1985 to 1986, he was assigned on detail to the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs. Mr. Djerejian was heavily involved in the President's November 1985 summit meeting in Geneva with General Secretary Gorbachev and in the Tokyo economic summit in May 1986. He was assigned in January 1985 as Deputy Spokesman of the Department of State and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. Mr. Djerejian's last overseas assignment was in Amman, Jordan, where he was the deputy chief of mission at the American Embassy, 1981 - 1984. His previous Middle East assignments in both the field and in Washington included positions in the Near Eastern Bureau of the Department of State as Deputy Director of Northern Arabian Affairs, 1972 - 1974; political/labor officer in Casablanca, Morocco, 1969 - 1972; and political officer in Beirut, Lebanon, 1966 - 1969. He also served as staff assistant to the Under Secretary of State, 1963 - 1965, and special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, 1974 - 1975. From 1975 to 1977, Mr. Djerejian served as principal officer at the consulate general in Bordeaux, France. After training assignments in the Russian language and Eastern European and Soviet affairs, Mr. Djerejian served at the American Embassy in Moscow from 1979 to 1981, first as chief of external affairs in the political section and then as acting political counselor. Mr. Djerejian served in the United States Army from 1960 until joining the Foreign Service in 1962.

 

Mr. Djerejian received a B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, in 1960. He was born March 6, 1939, in New York City. He is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.

 

Designation of Becky Norton Dunlop as Special Representative to the Northern Mariana Islands-United States Negotiations

 

May 13, 1988

 

The President has designated Becky Norton Dunlop, Deputy Under Secretary of the Interior, as Special Representative to meet and to consider in good faith such issues affecting the relationship between the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States. She would succeed Richard Thomas Montoya.

 

Since 1987 Mrs. Dunlop has been Deputy Under Secretary at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC. Prior to this she was Special Assistant to the Attorney General for Cabinet Affairs at the Department of Justice, 1985 - 1987. She was Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House, 1983 - 1985; Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs, 1982 - 1983; and Deputy Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel, 1981 - 1982.

 

Mrs. Dunlop graduated from Miami University, Ohio (B.A., 1973). She was born October 2, 1951, in Minneapolis, MN. She is married and currently resides in Arlington, VA.