The President today announced his intention to nominate Gerald A. Cann to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition. He would succeed Thomas F. Faught, Jr.
Since 1988 Mr. Cann has served as vice president of the undersea warfare center of the General Dynamics Corp. in Arlington, VA. Prior to this, he served as president of Gerald A. Cann, Inc., 1985 - 1987; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Engineering, and Systems, 1979 - 1985; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Systems, 1977 - 1979; staff assistant for ocean surveillance in the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering, 1970 - 1977; assistant program manager for surface ship sonar systems and program manager for undersea surveillance for TRW, Inc., 1965 - 1970; and in various positions with the American Machine and Foundry Co.
Mr. Cann graduated from New York University (B.A., 1953). He was born April 29, 1931, in New York City. Mr. Cann served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1953 - 1955. He resides in Rockville, MD.