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Public Papers - 1989

Continuation of Robert B. Barker as an Assistant Secretary of Defense


The President today announced that Robert B. Barker will continue to serve as Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy at the Department of Defense.

Since 1986 Dr. Barker has served as Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy. Prior to this he was Deputy Assistant Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for Verification and Intelligence, 1983 - 1986. He was Assistant Associate Director for Arms Control at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, CA, 1982 - 1983, and manager of the LLNL special projects division, 1978 - 1982. In addition, he designed, established, and ran the LLNL planning and evaluation division, 1973 - 1978; managed the LLNL strategic nuclear warhead design activities, 1971 - 1973; and served in several capacities at the LLNL from 1966 to 1973.

Dr. Barker graduated from Dartmouth College in 1960 and received a doctoral degree in physics from Syracuse University in 1966. He is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, VA.

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