The President today announced that he will nominate Russell Murray II to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. His area of responsibility will be Program Analysis and Evaluation. Murray is presently a member of the Board of Overseers, Director of Review, and a member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel at the Center for Naval Analyses.
He was born on December 5, 1925, in Woodmere, N.Y. He received a B.S. (1949) and an M.S. (1950) in aeronautical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
From 1950 to 1962, Murray worked for Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., in Bethpage, N.Y., serving as a guided missile flight test engineer from 1950 to 1953, and as assistant chief of operations analysis from 1953 to 1962.
He served in the office of the Secretary of Defense from 1962 to 1969 as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis and was awarded the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.
Murray was director of long-range planning for Pfizer International in New York City from 1969 until 1973, when he joined the staff of the Center for Naval Analyses.