The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert H. Conn to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management). This is a new position.
Since 1981 he has been serving as Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management). Previously he was manager of the Federal liaison division of Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1972-1981. He served in the United States Navy in 1943-1972 in various positions, including Assistant Director, Budget and Reports, Office of the Navy Comptroller (1969-1972); Director, Fleet Resources Office, Headquarters Naval Material Command (1968-1969); and Assistant Director in the Chief of Naval Operations Budget Office (1967-1968). He retired from the Navy as captain on January 1, 1972.
He graduated from the University of Mississippi (B.A., 1956) and the University of Rochester (M.S., 1962). He is married, has five children, and resides in Kilmarnock, VA. He was born June 8, 1925, in Boonton, NJ.