July 2, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lynn Marvin Hansen to be an Assistant Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (Multilateral Affairs). He would succeed Thomas H. Etzold.

Since 1984 Dr. Hansen has been serving as an Alternate U.S. Representative to the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe (CDE) in Stockholm, Sweden. Previously, he was associate research scientist in Soviet military-political affairs, Center for Strategic Technology, at Texas A&M University, 1983 - 1985; chief, regional division, Multilateral Affairs Bureau, United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; chief, MBFR Task Force, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (OSD); member of the U.S. delegation, MBFR talks in Vienna, Austria; member of the U.S. delegation, CSCE Review Conference in Madrid, Spain; liaison officer to the commander, Soviet Forces in East Germany; and chief, technical translation division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Dr. Hansen graduated from Utah State University (B.S., 1960), the University of Utah (M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1970), and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1978. He is married, has seven children, and resides in Haymarket, VA. Dr. Hansen was born December 27, 1935, in Idaho Falls, ID.