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Public Papers - 1989 - August

Nomination of Robert Clifton Duncan To Be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation at the Department of Defense

1989-08-04

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Clifton Duncan to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation at the Department of Defense.

Since 1987 Dr. Duncan has served as the Director of Defense Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense. Prior to this, he was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Technology, 1986, and Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, 1985.

Dr. Duncan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., 1945; B.S., 1953) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., 1954; Ph.D., 1961). He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1960. Dr. Duncan was born November 21, 1923, in Jonesville, VA. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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