November 5, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank C. Carlucci to be Secretary of Defense. He would succeed Caspar W. Weinberger.

Mr. Carlucci has been Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs since January 1987. Prior to this he was chairman and chief executive officer, 1984 - 1986, and president and chief operating officer, 1983 - 1984, of Sears World Trade, Inc., in Washington, DC. Mr. Carlucci has been Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1981 - 1982; Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1978 - 1981; United States Ambassador to Portugal, 1974 - 1978; Under Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1973 - 1974; Associate Director and then Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 1971 - 1973; and Assistant Director and then Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, 1969 - 1971. Mr. Carlucci became a career Foreign Service officer in 1956, where he held positions in South Africa, the Congo, Zanzibar, and Brazil.

Mr. Carlucci graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1952) and did postgraduate studies at the Harvard School of Business. He was born October 18, 1930, in Scranton, PA. Mr. Carlucci is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA.