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Public Papers - 1990 - October

Nomination of Robert William Gambino To Be Director of Selective Service


The President announced his intention to nominate Robert William Gambino, of Virginia, to be Director of Selective Service. He would succeed Samuel K. Lessey, Jr.

Currently Mr. Gambino serves as vice president of the Petite Research Group, Inc., in Falls Church, VA. Prior to this, he served as project manager for the System Planning Corp., 1987 - 1988; self-employed consultant, 1987; vice president of Kaiser Steel Corp., 1985 - 1987; deputy inspector general and then group vice president for the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corp., 1982 - 1985; self-employed attorney, 1981; vice president of international development for Guardsmark, Inc., 1981; and operations and issues officer for the Reagan-Bush campaigns, 1980. In addition, Mr. Gambino worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, 1960 - 1980.

Mr. Gambino graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1951) and George Washington University (J.D., 1958; M.S., 1968). He was born November 11, 1926, in Martinsburg, WV. Mr. Gambino served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1951 - 1980. He is married, has three children, and resides in Vienna, VA.

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