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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Nomination of Dennis Edward Kloske To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce

1989-03-09

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dennis Edward Kloske to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration. He would succeed Paul Freedenberg.

Since 1987 Mr. Kloske has been Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Planning and Resources in Washington, DC, and serves concurrently as Special Adviser for Armaments to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. Prior to this he was detailed to the White House as Adviser to the Special Counselor to the President, 1987. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Kloske served as Special Adviser for Armaments to the United States Ambassador to NATO and concurrently served as Special Adviser for NATO Armaments to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1986. From 1983 to 1985, he served as Special Assistant to the U.S. NATO Ambassador. Mr. Kloske has also served as director of strategic planning at the Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Mr. Kloske graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1976). From 1977 to 1979, he attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. In January 1989, he received the Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest civilian award in the Department of Defense. Mr. Kloske was born September 11, 1954, in Rome, Italy.

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