Appointment of Charles L. (Jack) Pritchard as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council
THE WHITE HOUSE

                         Office of the Press Secretary

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For Immediate Release                                          October 13, 2000


                        STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY

     National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger announced today the appointment
of Charles L. (Jack) Pritchard as Special Assistant to the President and Senior
Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, effective October
17, 2000.

     Mr. Pritchard has served as a Director of Asian Affairs at the National
Security Council since June 1996.  In that capacity he was responsible for
Japanese and Korean Peninsula issues.  He also served as deputy to the
President,s Special Envoy for Peace Talks with North Korea.  In July, Mr.
Pritchard retired from the U.S. Army after 28 years of service.  During his Army
career, Mr. Pritchard served in various Asia-related assignments in the Office
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and at the
Pacific Command.  He was stationed in Japan for 9 years.

     He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University in Political
Science, and his master,s degree in International Studies from the University of
Hawaii.  He and his wife Jean live in Alexandria, Virginia.  They have two grown
sons and two grandchildren.

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