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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 21, 2005

Personnel Announcement

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Stephen J. Hadley announced today the appointment of John C. Rood as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterproliferation Strategy.

Most recently, Mr. Rood served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Policy. Prior to joining the U.S. Defense Department, Mr. Rood served as the Director for Proliferation Strategy, Counterproliferation, and Homeland Defense at the National Security Council. He previously served as Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, and in a variety of positions at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Mr. Rood received his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University.

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