June 24, 1985
The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald Alden Hicks to be Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He would succeed Richard D. DeLauer.
Mr. Hicks has been with Northrop Corp. since 1963, serving as vice president for engineering, Ventura division (1963 - 1966); vice president and manager, applied research department (1966 - 1971); vice president and manager, Northrop Corporate Laboratories (1971 - 1974) and senior vice president (1974 - present). Previously, he was a chief in the applied physics section for Boeing Co. (1956 - 1961) and a research physicist for Lawrence Radiation Laboratories (1953 - 1956).
Mr. Hicks graduated from Olympic Junior College (A.A., 1948) and the University of California at Berkeley (A.B., 1950; M.S., 1954; Ph.D., 1956). He is married, has two children, and resides in Beverly Hills, CA. He was born February 20, 1925, in Ely, NV.