The President today announced his intention to appoint Ronald F. Lehman II to be an Executive Branch Commissioner-Observer on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. He would succeed Richard N. Perle.
Since 1988 Ambassador Lehman has been Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy at the Department of Defense in Washington, DC. From 1985 to 1988, he served as the U.S. Negotiator for Strategic Nuclear Arms in Geneva. Ambassador Lehman has been Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs at the White House, 1986, and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Defense Programs and Arms Control for the National Security Council at the White House, 1983-1986.
Ambassador Lehman graduated from Claremont Men's College (B.A., 1968) and Claremont Graduate School (M.A., 1969; Ph.D., 1975). He was born March 25, 1946, in Napa, CA. Ambassador Lehman is married and resides in Arlington, VA.