January 16, 1987

The President today announced the appointment of Ronald Keith Sable as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs.

Mr. Sable has served since September 1985 as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Security Council. Previously he served as assistant to Kenneth M. Duberstein, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Prior to that time, Mr. Sable served as Chief of Air Operations, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, 1979 - 1982; and Air Force advance agent for Presidential travel, 1974 - 1978. Mr. Sable, a commercial and military pilot, is retired from the Air Force (colonel). He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College (B.S., 1963), Southern Illinois University (M.S., international relations, 1975), and the Harvard University program in international security affairs. He is a recipient of the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation's George Washington Honor Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, and the Iowa Wesleyan College Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Mr. Sable is married, and he has one child. He was born on May 8, 1941, in Farmington, IA, and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.