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President Clinton Names General Larry D. Welch as a Member of The Security Policy Advisory Board

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                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Camp David, Maryland)

For Immediate Release                                 July 14, 2000

                           POLICY ADVISORY BOARD

     President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint General Larry
D. Welch as a member of the Security Policy Advisory Board.

     General Larry D. Welch, of Alexandria, Virginia, is currently
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Defense
Analyses.  From 1986 to 1990, he served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air
Force (USAF) after serving as Commander in Chief of the Strategic Air
Command.  General Welch served with the USAF as Vice Chief of Staff, Deputy
Chief of Staff for Programs and Resources, and Commander of the Air Force
Central Command and 9th Air Force. He has served on the Board of Directors
of the Aerospace Education Foundation, the Air Force Academy Foundation,
and the Henry L. Stimson Center.  General Welch is also the former Chairman
of the Joint Committee on Nuclear Surety and the former Chairman of the
Joint Security Commission.

     General Welch received a B.S. from the University of Maryland and an
M.S. from George Washington University.

     The purpose of the Security Advisory Board is to serve as an
independent and non-governmental advisory body on U.S. security policy and
to provide a non-governmental and public interest perspective on security
initiatives to the Security Policy Board and the intelligence community.


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