The President today announced his intention to nominate Joel E. Bonner to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Logistics and Financial Management).
Since 1972 Mr. Bonner has been a member of the professional staff of the Senate Committee on Appropriations with primary responsibility for defense appropriations. In 1981 he was assigned as majority staff director for the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. In 1971-72 he was Deputy Director, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.
Mr. Bonner was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps and designated a naval aviator in January 1943. He participated in World War II, the Korean war, and the Vietnam war. He retired from the Marine Corps as a colonel in 1971. He is a recipient of the Legion of Merit with Combat V and gold star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with seven stars, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm.
Mr. Bonner was graduated from the University of Maryland (B.S., 1961). He is married, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, Va. Mr. Bonner was born in Dallas, Tex., on March 23, 1922.