The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Daniel Howard to be Under Secretary of the Navy. He would succeed H. Lawrence Garrett III.
Mr. Howard previously served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs from February 1988 to May 1989. Prior to this he was Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs at the White House, 1986 - 1988. He has also served as public affairs adviser for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State. Since 1972 Mr. Howard has been a career Foreign Service officer and has served at the U.S. Embassies in Cyprus, Poland, and Japan. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked for the American Red Cross in Denver, CO. He was awarded the State Department Superior Honor Award in 1986.
Mr. Howard graduated from the University of Chattanooga (B.A., 1968) and the University of Tennessee (M.A., 1972). He was born August 24, 1943, in Chattanooga, TN. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1961 - 1965. Mr. Howard is married to the former Mary Ruth Elam of Knoxville, TN. They have three children and reside in Arlington, VA.