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Public Papers - 1989 - November

Appointment of William J. Hilsman as a Member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee


The President today announced his intention to appoint Lt. Gen. William J. Hilsman, USA, Ret., as a member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. He would succeed Robert S. Leventhal.

Since 1983 General Hilsman has served as president and chief executive officer of the International Mobile Machines Corp. in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to this, he served in the Army for 29 years as a lieutenant general, manager of the National Communications System, director of the Defense Communications Agency at the Department of Defense, commander of the Signal Corps Center, and as commander of communications for the research and development command at Fort Monmouth, NJ.

General Hilsman graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1954 and received his master's degree from Northeastern University. He was born March 13, 1932, in St. Louis, MO. General Hilsman is married, has four children, and resides in Philadelphia, PA.

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