The President announced today his intention to nominate Richard T. Kennedy as Under Secretary of State for Management.
Mr. Kennedy served as Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1975 to 1980. From 1969 to 1975, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Council Planning and was a senior member of the National Security Council staff. From 1964 to 1969, he served as Assistant Director, Deputy Director, and Director, Africa Region, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs. And from 1961 to 1963, he served as a staff officer in the office of the assistant to the Secretary of Defense.
During the transition, Mr. Kennedy served as the team leader for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission transition team of the office of the President-elect.
In 1941 Mr. Kennedy received his B.A. degree (economies) from the University of Rochester and in 1953 received his M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He served in the U.S. Army for 30 years, retiring in 1971 as colonel.
Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Service to Military Families Committee of the American Red Cross (D.C. chapter), a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and a member of the International Advisory Committee, American Nuclear Society. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Secretary of the Army Commendation. He has written many articles about civil use of nuclear energy, the worldwide energy problem, and regulatory matters.
He was born on December 24, 1919, and resides with his wife, Jean, in the District of Columbia.