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23 January 2003

Bush Appoints Schulte Executive Secretary of National Security Council

(White House Report, January 23, 2003) (340)

BUSH NAMES SCHULTE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE NSC

President Bush announced late January 22 the appointment of Gregory L.
Schulte as the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council.
Schulte succeeds Stephen E. Biegun.

The White House announcement of his appointment said Schulte comes
from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he has worked on
policy guidance for war planning and for countering weapons of mass
destruction.

Following is the text of the White House statement:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

January 22, 2003

President Bush announced today the appointment of Gregory L. Schulte,
as the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council. He
succeeds Stephen E. Biegun, who departed January 13, 2003.

Greg Schulte comes from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where
he has worked on policy guidance for war planning and for countering
weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Schulte was Senior Director for
Southeast European Affairs on the NSC staff from 2000 to 2002, where
he helped coordinate the U.S. response to the end of the Milosevic
regime in Serbia and U.S. efforts to prevent a civil war in Macedonia.
Mr. Schulte also served on the NSC staff from 1998 to 1999 when as
Special Assistant to the President he coordinated interagency efforts
to support NATO's air campaign against Serbia and the subsequent
establishment of a UN and NATO presence in Kosovo.

From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Schulte was assigned to NATO Headquarters in
Belgium. As Director of the Secretary General's Bosnia Task Force, Mr.
Schulte was involved in the preparation and oversight of NATO's first
"out of area" operations, including deployment of IFOR and SFOR. Prior
to this assignment in NATO, Mr. Schulte served in the Pentagon as
Director for Strategic Forces Policy and Assistant for Theater Nuclear
Forces Policy.

A native of California, Mr. Schulte earned his bachelor's degree from
the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Public
Administration from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.

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