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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Robert Gregory Joseph for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as a Member of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Standing Consultative Commission

1989-11-08

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Gregory Joseph for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Commissioner of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Standing Consultative Commission.

Since 1987 Dr. Joseph has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in Washington, DC. He also served as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, 1987 - 1988. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Theater Nuclear Forces Policy, 1985 - 1987, and the Chief of the Nuclear Policy/Plans Section for the United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1982 - 1984. Dr. Joseph served at the Department of Defense in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy as the Assistant for Nuclear Policy, 1980 - 1981, and the Assistant for General Purpose Forces, 1979. He was the Assistant for Negotiations at the Department of Defense in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 1978.

Dr. Joseph graduated from St. Louis University (B.A., 1971), the University of Chicago (M.A., 1973), and Columbia University (M. Phil., 1975; Ph.D., 1978). He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, 1967 - 1969. Dr. Joseph was born September 29, 1949, in Williston, ND. He is married, has two children, and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.

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