Appointment of James R. Nelson as United States Alternate Representative on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization

July 6, 1981

The President today announced the appointment of James R. Nelson, of Virginia, as the Alternate Representative of the United States on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization. He would succeed Clyde W. Pace, Jr., who has retired.

Mr. Nelson served in the United States Air Force in 1944-67, when he retired as lieutenant colonel. His assignments included: multiengine flying instructor, instrument flying instructor, aero engineer, pilot, project officer, instrument check pilot, and staff officer.

He came to the Federal Aviation Administration in 1967 and has successively served as Chief of Category III Landing Section (1969-71), Chief of Terminal Navigation Branch (1972-73), International Program Manager (1975-78), Chief of Helicopter Program Staff (1978-80), and since 1980 as Assistant Chief of the Navigation and Landing Division. He was Project Manager and Civil Aviation Adviser in Ankara with the International Civil Aviation Organization of Montreal in 1973-75.

Mr. Nelson graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (B.S., 1944) and the University of Michigan (B.S.E., 1953). He attended the Air War College in 1963-64. Mr. Nelson is a commercial pilot of airplane, rotorcraft, instrument, single and multiengine jet type ratings.

He is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, Va. He was born January 20, 1924, in Lawton, Okla.