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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 31, 2001

President Bush to Nominate Brownlee to be the Under Secretary of the Army

President George W. Bush today announced his nomination of R.L. Brownlee to be the Under Secretary of the Army.  Brownlee has served as a member of the Republican staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee since 1987 under Senator Strom Thurmond and Senator John Warner.  He was the principal Professional Staff member for Army and Marine Corps programs, Special Operations Forces and Drug Interdiction policy and support, and in 1996, Brownlee was designated Staff Director for the Committee.  Prior to joining the Committee, he was National Security Advisor to Senator John Warner for three years.  Brownlee is a retired Army Colonel and served two tours of duty in Vietnam who has earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.  He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming and an M. B. A. from the University of Alabama.