Nomination of Kenneth P. Bergquist To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

June 9, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth P. Bergquist to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict). He would succeed Chapman B. Cox. This is a new area of responsibility provided for in P.L. 99 - 500 of October 18, 1986.

Since 1986 Mr. Bergquist has been the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legislative Affairs, Department of Justice. Prior to this he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Readiness, Force Management and Training at the Department of the Army, 1983 - 1986.

Mr. Bergquist graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1967) and the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1977). He served in the United States Army, 1967 - 1974, and since 1974 has served in the United States Army Reserve. He was born April 12, 1944, in Washington, DC. Mr. Bergquist is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, VA.