The President today announced that he will nominate Barry M. Blechman, of Reston, Va., to be Assistant Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. His area of responsibility would be weapons evaluation and control, and he would replace Robert M. Behr, resigned.
Blechman was born April 7, 1943, in New York City. He received a B.A. from Queens College in 1963, an M.A. from New York University in 1964, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1971.
From 1965 to 1966, Blechman was an operations research analyst for the Army's Strategy and Tactics Analysis Group. From 1966 to 1971, be was on the professional staff at the Center for Naval Analyses, where he participated in several major studies of force structure issues and directed two studies on political-military questions.
Since 1971 Blechman has been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is head of Brookings' Defense Analyses Staff.
Blechman is a consultant to the Defense Department and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of numerous articles.