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Department of Defense Nomination of John P. White To Be an Assistant Secretary.

April 21, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate John P. White, of Malibu, Calif., to be Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). White is currently senior vice president at the Rand Corporation.

He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on February 27, 1937. He received a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in 1959, an M.A. in economics and public administration from Syracuse University in 1964, and a Ph.D. in labor economics from Syracuse in 1969. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1961.

From 1964 to 1968, White was an instructor, then assistant professor at Le Moyne College in Syracuse. He joined the Rand Corporation in 1968 as a research economist.

From 1969 to 1971, White was director of the manpower, personnel and training research program for the Rand Corporation and coordinated their program in transportation research. From 1971 to 1975, he was vice president of the corporation, responsible for research for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

White was elected to the board of trustees of the Rand Corporation in 1973. He has been senior vice president, responsible for national security research programs, since 1975.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Defense Nomination of John P. White To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243471