Nomination of G. Philip Hughes To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

March 21, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate G. Philip Hughes to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Export Enforcement). This is a new position.

Since 1986, Mr. Hughes has been Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Transfer and Control at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was Director for Latin American Affairs for the National Security Council, 1985 - 1986. Mr. Hughes was Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs for the Office of the Vice President, 1981 - 1985; Assistant Director for Intelligence Policy for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1979 - 1981; research fellow for the Brookings Institution, 1978 - 1979; and assistant analyst for national security and the international affairs division for the Congressional Budget Office, 1975 - 1978.

Mr. Hughes graduated from the University of Dayton (B.A., 1972), Tufts University (M.A., 1974; M.A., 1975), and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1978). Mr. Hughes received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, 1985. He was born September 7, 1953, in Dayton, OH. He is married and currently resides in Falls Church, VA.

Nomination of Frederick M. Bernthal To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

March 21, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frederick M. Bernthal to be Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. He would succeed John Dimitri Negroponte.

Since 1983 Dr. Bernthal has been Commissioner for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was chief legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Howard Baker, 1980 - 1983, and legislative assistant, 1978 - 1979. He was associate professor of chemistry and physics at Michigan State University, 1975 - 1978, and assistant professor, 1970 - 1975. Dr. Bernthal was visiting scientist for Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, 1976 - 1977, and staff postdoctoral scientist at Yale University, 1969 - 1970.

Dr. Bernthal graduated from Valparaiso University (B.S., 1964) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1969). He was born January 10, 1943, in Sheridan, WY. He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC.