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Nomination for Deputy Secretary of Defense

February 24, 1994

The President today announced his intention to nominate John M. Deutch, a highly respected expert on military technology and current Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, to serve as Deputy Secretary of Defense under Secretary William Perry.

"John Deutch is a sound and sophisticated adviser whose expertise on military technology and policy has served the Department of Defense well in his tenure as Under Secretary of Defense," the President said. "Secretary Perry and I will rely heavily on his knowledge, imagination, and judgment as we work to maintain the strongest military in the world at a time of budgetary constraints."

NOTE: A biography of the nominee was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary.

William J. Clinton, Nomination for Deputy Secretary of Defense Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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