Appointment of Roger G. DeKok as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

 

October 26, 1988

 

The President today announced the appointment of Roger G. DeKok as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council. He will replace William Cockell.

 

Colonel DeKok, an Air Force officer, has served since 1987 as Director for Space Programs on the National Security Council, where his duties included the coordination of national space policy and related matters. Prior to this he served on the staff of the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, CO.

 

Colonel DeKok graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1968) and the Air Force Institute of Technology (M.S., 1979). He was born in Kenosha, WI, on January 10, 1947, and currently resides in Burke, VA. He is married to the former Carolyn S. Flinkow and has two children.