The President today announced that he will nominate James P. Wade, Jr., of Reston, Va., to be Chairman of the Military Liaison Committee to the Department of Energy. He would replace Donald R. Cotter, resigned.
Wade was born December 26, 1930, in Richmond Heights, Mo. He received a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy in 1953, and an M.S. (1959) and P.D. (1961) in physics from the University of Virginia.
Wade was on the staff of the NATO Defense College in Paris from 1955 to 1957, and served on the physics staff at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory from 1961 to 1965. In 1966 and 1967, he was with the operations directorate at USCINCEUR in Paris.
Wade has been at the Pentagon since 1968, serving on the staff of the Defense Advanced Research Agency in 1968 and 1969 and of the Office of Strategic and Space Systems, Defense Research and Engineering from 1970 to 1972. From 1972 to 1974, he was Assistant Director of the Office of the Secretary of Defense SALT Support Group.
In 1974 Wade served as Director of the Defense Department's SALT Task Force and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Since 1977 he has been Assistant for Analysis in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.