THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release February 2, 1995
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT NAMING MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION
ON THE ROLES AND CAPABILITIES OF THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
I am announcing today appointments to the Congressionally- mandated
Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States
Intelligence Community. The Commission will be chaired by the current
chairman of my Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Les Aspin. Former
Senator Warren Rudman will serve as the vice chairman and I have asked
General Lew Allen, Jr., Zoe Baird, Ann Caracristi, Stephen Friedman,
Anthony S. Harrington, Robert J. Hermann, and Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz
to serve as well.
These distinguished Americans will join the eight members appointed
by the leadership of the 103rd Congress. They are Tony Coelho, David
Dewhurst, Representative Norm Dicks, Senator James Exon, former Senator
Wyche Fowler, Representative Porter Goss, General Robert Pursley and
Senator John Warner.
Intelligence remains a critical element of our national power and
influence. For over 40 years bipartisan support for the work performed
by U.S. intelligence has been essential to the creation of an
intelligence capability that is second to none. While the world has
changed in dramatic ways, our need to retain the advantage that U.S.
intelligence provides our country remains constant.
With the end of the Cold War we must renew and reinvigorate this
bipartisan support. The foundation for this support must begin with a
thorough assessment of the kind of intelligence community we will need
to address the security challenges of the future. Our objective is to
strengthen U.S. intelligence, to ensure it has the management, skills
and resources needed to successfully pursue our national security
interests through the next decade and beyond. It is an effort to which
I attach the highest personal priority.
I am confident that Les Aspin, Warren Rudman and the other
outstanding members of this Commission will work cooperatively with the
leadership of the intelligence community and the Congress to ensure
continued bipartisan support for this critical mission. And I know that
their effort will ensure the continued trust of the American people in
the outstanding and often unheralded work performed by the men and women
of U.S. intelligence.
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THE COMMISSION ON THE ROLES AND CAPABILITIES
OF THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
Members Appointed by the President
Honorable Les Aspin, Chairman. Mr. Aspin, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a
Distinguished Professor of International Policy at Marquette University
and a Counsel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He
served as Secretary of Defense from 1993 to 1994. As the US
Representative from Wisconsin's 1st District, his congressional career
spanned twenty two years. He was Chairman of the House Armed Services
Committee from 1985 to 1993. Prior to his election to the US Congress
in 1970, Mr. Aspin was a staff assistant to the chairman of President
Kennedy's Council of Economic Advisors. He also serves as Chairman of
the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB).
Warren B. Rudman, Vice Chairman. Senator Rudman, of Washington, DC and
Manchester, New Hampshire, is a partner in the Washington law firm of
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He served as a U.S.
Senator from 1980 to 1992, where he was a member of the Select
Committee on Intelligence. He previously was Attorney General of the
State of New Hampshire. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the PFIAB.
General Lew Allen, Jr., USAF (Ret.). General Allen, of Pasadena,
California, served as Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Director of
the National Security Agency. He retired in 1991 as a Vice President
of the California Institute of Technology and Director of the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory. He was a member of President Bush's PFIAB and
is a current PFIAB member.
Zoe Baird. Ms. Baird, of Hartford, Connecticut, is Senior Vice
President and General Counsel of the Aetna Life & Casualty company.
She is a former counselor and senior staff executive of the General
Electric Corporation, a former partner in the Washington, DC law firm
of O'Melveny & Myers, and a former Associate Counsel to President
Ann Caracristi. Miss Caracristi, of Washington, DC, is a former Deputy
Director of the National Security Agency, where she served in a variety
of senior management positions over a 40 year career. She recently
chaired a DCI Task Force on intelligence training and is a member of
the DCI/Secretary of Defense Joint Security Commission. She is a
current PFIAB member.
Stephen Friedman. Mr. Friedman, of New York City, is Senior Chairman
and Limited Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co., which he originally joined
in 1966. He served as Chairman and Senior Partner from December 1992
to November 1994 when he retired from active management of the firm.
Anthony S. Harrington. Mr. Harrington, of Washington, DC, is a partner
in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson. He is a former General Counsel to
the Democratic National Committee, the former General Counsel to the
Clinton/Gore Campaign, a founding Director of the Center for Democracy,
and a former Assistant Dean of the Duke Law School. He is a current
Robert J. Hermann. Dr. Hermann, of Hartford, Connecticut, is the
Senior Vice President for Science and Technology of the United
Technologies Corporation. He is a former Director of the Defense
Department's National Reconnaissance Office and a former senior
official at the National Security Agency. He is a current PFIAB
Paul D. Wolfowitz. Dr. Wolfowitz, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is the
dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at
The Johns Hopkins University. He served as Under Secretary of Defense
for Policy from 1989 to 1993 and has held a variety of positions in
government beginning in 1966.
Members Appointed By Congress
Honorable Tony Coelho. Mr. Coelho is President and CEO of Wertheim
Schroder Investment Services, Incorporated, and a Managing Director of
Wertheim Schroder & Co, Inc. He a former US Representative from
California and a former Majority Whip of the US House of
David H. Dewhurst. Mr. Dewhurst is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of
Falcon Seaboard Resources, Inc., a Houston- based, integrated energy
company. He served as a Case Officer with the Central Intelligence
Agency in the early 1970s, and was recently elected to the National
Board of Directors of the Jewish Institute for National Security
Affairs. Mr. Dewhurst served as Chairman of the Texas Product
Development Advisory Board.
Representative Norman D. Dicks. Mr. Dicks, of Washington, was first
elected to the House in 1976. He has served on the Appropriations
Committee since his freshman term, and currently sits on three
subcommittees -- Defense, Interior and Military Construction. He
currently is the ranking minority member of the Select Committee on
Intelligence. Mr. Dicks also was an Administrative Assistant to
Senator Warren Magnuson from 1973 to 1976.
Senator J. James Exon. Senator Exon, of Nebraska, was elected to his
first term in 1978. He currently is a member of the Armed Services
Committee (where he chairs the Subcommittee on Nuclear Deterrence, Arms
Control & Defense Intelligence), the Committee on Commerce, Science &
Technology and the Budget Committee. He is a former two-term Governor
of Nebraska, and a World War Two veteran of the US Army Signal Corps.
Honorable Wyche Fowler. Mr. Fowler is a partner in the law firm of
Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy. He served 16 years in the US
Congress. Elected to the Senate in 1986, he was Assistant Floor Leader
and was a member of the Appropriations, Budget, Energy and
Agricultural Committees. During his nine years in the House, he served
on the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Foreign Relations and
Ways and Means Committees.
Representative Porter J. Goss. Mr. Goss, of Florida, was first elected
to the House in 1988. He currently is a member of the Select Committee
on Intelligence, the Ethics Committee and the Rules Committee, where he
chairs the Subcommittee on the Legislative Process. He is a former
Clandestine Service Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, where
he served for ten years. Mr. Goss is a former Councilman of Sanibel,
Florida, where he also was elected the city's first mayor.
Lt. Gen. Robert E. Pursley, USAF (Ret.) General Pursley is President
of the Logistics Management Institute, and a former Vice Chairman of
USAA, a private financial service company, and a former Executive Vice
President of Insilco Corporation. In twenty five years of military
service, he served as Military Assistant to Secretaries of Defense
Laird, Clifford and McNamara, and was Commander of US Forces Japan and
the Fifth Air Force.
Senator John Warner. Senator Warner, of Virginia, was elected to his
seat in 1978. He is the second most senior member of the Senate Armed
Services Committee and the Environment and Public Works Committee. He
served as Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
from 1992 to 1994. He also is a former Secretary and Undersecretary of
the Navy. Senator Warner sponsored the legislation creating this
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