Nomination of Robert W. Helm To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert W. Helm to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). He would succeed Vincent Puritano.
Since June 1982 Mr. Helm has been serving as Director of Defense Programs and National Security Telecommunications Policy for the National Security Council.
Mr. Helm was a professional staff member at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, in 1975-1978. In 1978 he was a member of the U.S.. comprehensive test ban negotiating delegation in Geneva, Switzerland, representing the Defense Nuclear Agency and supporting the Joint Chiefs of Staff representative. In 1979 he joined the minority staff of the Senate Budget Committee as the senior analyst for defense and international affairs. From 1980 until joining the National Security Council staff, he served as senior defense analyst on the majority staff of the Senate Budget Committee.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1973) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (M.A., 1975). He is married and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born August 19, 1951, in La Crosse, WI.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Robert W. Helm To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/261369