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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 22, 2001

Statement by the Press Secretary

National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice announced today the appointment of Franklin C. Miller as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control.

Mr. Miller, a career civil servant, has held a series of senior-level positions in the Defense Department for over a decade. Immediately prior to joining the NSC staff, he had served for three months as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense (Strategy and Threat Reduction), and for the preceding 34 months as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in that office. Prior to that, Mr. Miller had served as Acting Assistant Secretary (International Security Policy) from September 1996 to November 1997, and was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in that office from 1993 until September 1996. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy) from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Miller has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 1984. He served as a naval officer on active duty afloat from 1972 to 1975, and was a naval reservist from 1975 to 1980.

Born in New York City, Mr. Miller received his BA from Williams College and has a MPA from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He and his wife Alice have two sons.

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