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ACCESSION NUMBER:00000
FILE ID:97072102.txt
DATE:07/21/97
TITLE:21-07-97  TEXT: CLINTON NOMINATES LT. GEN. GORDON DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CIA
TEXT:
(Is associate director of the CIA for military support) (350)
Washington -- President Clinton July 21 announced his intent to
nominate Lieutenant General John A. Gordon as Deputy Director of the
Central Intelligence Agency.
The White House announcement said that General Gordon currently serves
as Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support at
the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Following is the White House text:
(begin text)
THE WHITE HOUSE
July 21, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN A. GORDON AS DEPUTY
DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Lieutenant
General John A. Gordon as Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence
Agency.
General Gordon of Missouri, currently serves as Associate Director of
Central Intelligence for Military Support at the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA).
Prior to his tenure at the CIA, General Gordon was Special Assistant
to the Air Force Chief of Staff for Long Range Planning. General
Gordon also served as the Director of Operations for the Air Force
Space Command, responsible for overseeing and developing policy and
guidance for the command's operational missions.
General Gordon previously worked with the National Security Council in
the areas of defense and arms control including the oversight and
completion of the START II negotiations.
General Gordon received his B.S. with honors in physics from the
University of Missouri, Columbia, and completed his M.S. at the Naval
Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. General Gordon then
received his master of arts degree in business administration from the
Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico.
The Central Intelligence Agency was established by the National
Security Act of 1947 as an independent agency under the direction of
the National Security Council. The Director of Central Intelligence
and the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence have overall
responsibility for the direction of the CIA and of the Intelligence
Community as a whole. The Deputy Director acts for and exercises the
powers of the Director in the Director's absence or disability or in
the event of a vacancy in the position of Director.
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