12 February 2004
Bush Names Last Two Members to Commission to Study U.S. Intelligence
White House Report, Feb. 12: WMD Intelligence Commission, ambassadorial
President Bush February 12 announced the names of the final two
members of the nine-member Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities
of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.
They are Charles M. Vest and Henry S. Rowen.
Vest has served as President of MIT since 1990. He chaired the
U.S. Department of Energy Task Force on the Future of Science Programs
from 2002 to 2003. From 1993 to 1994, he chaired the President's
Advisory Committee on the Redesign of the Space Station, and from
1994 to 2001 he served as a member of the President's Council of
Advisors on Science and Technology.
Rowen is the Edward B. Rust Professor of Public Policy and Management,
Emeritus, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He served
as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
from 1989 to 1991, Chairman of the U.S. Intelligence Council from
1981 to 1983, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International
Security Affairs from 1961 to 1964.
WHITE HOUSE SENDS THREE AMBASSADORIAL NOMINATIONS TO SENATE
The White House February 12 announced that it had sent to the
Senate for confirmation three ambassadorial nominations. They are:
Miles T. Bivins, of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Sweden;
Marc McGowan Wall, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior
Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America
to the Republic of Chad;
Richard S. Williamson, of Illinois, for the rank of Ambassador
during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States
of America on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social
Council of the United Nations.