Professor named to key Pentagon post
Professor named to key Pentagon post OHIO STATE PROFESSOR NAMED TO KEY PENTAGON POST COLUMBUS -- Joseph Kruzel, director of the Program on International Security and Military Affairs at The Ohio State University's Mershon Center, has been selected as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy. The White House announced the appointment on Thursday (7/22). In the position, Kruzel will be responsible for U.S. security policy toward NATO, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Kruzel will take a leave of absence from the university to assume his new post. "This is a great challenge and an irresistible opportunity," Kruzel said. "While I will miss my friends, colleagues and students at the university, I am very excited about joining Secretary (Les) Aspin and many other old friends in the Clinton Administration to work on these vital issues of international security." Kruzel, 48, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Harvard University. He was as an intelligence officer in the Pentagon and in Vietnam, a U.S. negotiator to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I), and an advisor to Secretary of Defense Harold Brown on SALT II. Just before coming to Ohio State in 1983, Kruzel spent a year as senior defense and foreign policy advisor to Sen. Edward Kennedy. Kruzel, an associate professor of political science at Ohio State, has written extensively on American defense policy, arms control and European security. For the past eight years, he has edited the American Defense Annual, a yearly review and critique of the major issues in U.S. defense. The son of a retired Air Force officer, Kruzel has lived in Japan, the Philippines, France, Germany, Great Britain, Austria and Finland. # [Submitted by: STERRETT (email@example.com) Fri, 23 Jul 93 13:54:03 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.