United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Nomination of George M. Seignious H To Be Director.
The President today announced his intention to nominate retired Army Lieutenant General George M. Seignious II to be Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Seignious has served as the "at large" member of the President's SALT negotiating delegation since September 1977.
General Seignious was born June 21, 1921, in Orangeburg, S.C. He graduated from The Citadel in 1942, receiving a Regular Army commission as second lieutenant of infantry. During World War II, he served in Europe with the 10th Armored Division and rose from platoon leader to assistant operations officer of the Division.
Seignious' duty assignments have included serving as military assistant and executive assistant to the Secretary of the Army; Director of the Policy Planning Staff in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs); military adviser to Governor Harriman and Ambassador Vance at the Paris Peace Talks on Vietnam; Commanding General of the 3d U.S. Infantry Division; U.S. Commander in Berlin; and adviser to Ambassador Rush during the Quadripartite Negotiations in Berlin in 1971.
In 1971 and 1972, Seignious served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Security Assistance) and director of the Defense Security Assistance Agency. From 1972 to 1974, he was Director of the Joint Staff for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He retired from the Army in 1974, and since then has been president of The Citadel.
Jimmy Carter, United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Nomination of George M. Seignious H To Be Director. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244208