Nomination of Frank C.
Carlucci To Be Secretary of Defense
November 5, 1987
President today announced his intention to nominate Frank C. Carlucci to be
Secretary of Defense. He would succeed Caspar W.
Carlucci has been Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
since January 1987. Prior to this he was chairman and chief executive officer,
1984 - 1986, and president and chief operating officer, 1983 - 1984, of Sears
World Trade, Inc., in Washington, DC. Mr. Carlucci has been
Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1981 - 1982; Deputy Director of the Central
Intelligence Agency, 1978 - 1981; United States Ambassador to Portugal, 1974 -
1978; Under Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1973
- 1974; Associate Director and then Deputy Director of the Office of Management
and Budget, 1971 - 1973; and Assistant Director and then Director of the Office
of Economic Opportunity, 1969 - 1971. Mr. Carlucci became a career Foreign
Service officer in 1956, where he held positions in South Africa, the Congo, Zanzibar, and Brazil.
Carlucci graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1952) and did
postgraduate studies at the Harvard School of Business. He was born October
in Scranton, PA. Mr. Carlucci is
married, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA.