The President today announced his intention to appoint Malcolm R. Currie to be a member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. He would succeed Albert D. Wheelon. Since 1988 Dr. Currie has been chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Hughes Aircraft Co. in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to this, he was president and chief executive officer for Delco Electronics, 1986-1988, and General Motors Group executive for military operations, 1987-1988.
Dr. Currie graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1949; M.S., 1951; Ph.D., 1954). He was born March 13, 1927, in Spokane, WA. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1944-1946. Dr. Currie has received the Defense Department Distinguished Public Service Medal, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and the French
Legion of Honor. He is married, has three children, and resides in Agoura, CA.