The President today announced his intention to nominate Jerome G. Cooper to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. He would succeed Karen R. Keesling.
Mr. Cooper is currently vice president for marketing for David Volkert and Associates in Mobile, AL. Prior to this he was president of the Christian Benevolent Insurance Co. Mr. Cooper graduated from Notre Dame (B.A., 1958). He was born October 2, 1936, in Lafayette, LA. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1958 - 1970, receiving the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, and three Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry. Since 1970 he has served as a major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He currently resides in Mobile, AL.