Appointment of Frank C. Carlucci as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs


December 2, 1986


The President today announced the appointment of Frank C. Carlucci as the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. He will succeed John M. Poindexter.


Since October of 1984, Mr. Carlucci has been chairman and chief executive officer of Sears World Trade, Inc., in Washington, DC, where he was president and chief operating officer, 1983 - 1984. On August 6 of this year, the President nominated him to be a member of the General Advisory Committee of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and designated him to be Chairman at that time. Previously, he was Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1981 - 1982; Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1978 - 1981; U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, 1974 - 1978; Under Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1972 - 1974. Mr. Carlucci was with the Office of Management and Budget, where he served as Associate Director and Deputy Director, 1971 - 1972; and Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, 1969 - 1970. Mr. Carlucci became a career Foreign Service officer in 1956, and he held positions in South Africa, the Congo, Zanzibar, and Brazil until 1969.


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