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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 21, 2007
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to accord the Personal Rank of Ambassador to one individual and nominate one individual to serve in his Administration.
The President intends to accord the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Thomas A. Schweich, of Missouri, during his tenure as Coordinator for Counternarcotics and Justice Reform in Afghanistan. Mr. Schweich currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the Department of State. Prior to this, he served as Chief of Staff at the United States Mission to the United Nations. Earlier in his career, he served as a Partner of Bryan Cave, LLP. Mr. Schweich received his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his JD from Harvard University.
The President intends to nominate Michael J. Sullivan, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at the Department of Justice. Mr. Sullivan currently serves as United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Additionally, in September of 2006, Sullivan was designated Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at the Department of Justice. Prior to his Federal service, he served as District Attorney of Plymouth County in Massachusetts. Earlier in his career, he served in the Massachusetts State House of Representatives. Mr. Sullivan received his bachelor's degree from Boston College and his JD from Suffolk University.
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