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Department of the Army Nomination of Percy A. Pierre To Be an Assistant Secretary.

April 25, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Percy A. Pierre, of Washington, D.C., to be Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Development). Pierre is dean of the School of Engineering of Howard University.

He was born on January 3, 1939, in St. James Parish, La. He received a B.S. in 1961 and an M.S. in 1963 from the University of Notre Dame. He received a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1967 and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan in 1968.

From 1968 to 1971, Pierre was a researcher for the Rand Corporation. During 1969-70, he was on leave from Rand to serve as a White House Fellow.

Pierre has been dean of the School of Engineering at Howard since 1971. From 1973 to 1975, he took a halftime leave from Howard to serve as a program officer for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

He has served as a consultant to the Center for Naval Analyses, BDM Corporation, and the National Science Foundation. Pierre was named Outstanding Black Engineer by the National Consortium for Black Professional Development.

Jimmy Carter, Department of the Army Nomination of Percy A. Pierre To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243598