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March 3 11:06 AM ET
Military Service Leaders To Be Named
(AP) - Three corporate executives are under consideration to lead the Air
Force, Army and Navy, administration officials said Saturday.
three men have been interviewed by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and
the White House was expected to announce next week that it will send their
names to the Senate for confirmation, The Washington Times reported Saturday,
quoted unidentified sources.
two administration sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The
Associated Press that President Bush (news
sites) has not made a decision and that the nominations were not a
Times said Gordon R. England, 63, who retired last week as a vice president at
General Dynamics Corp., would be nominated as Navy secretary. England was
responsible for the company's information systems and international programs.
newspaper also said James G. Roche, 61, a vice president at Northrop Grumman
Corp., was the pick to head the Air Force. Roche, a retired Navy captain,
worked in the State Department during the Reagan administration and later was
Democratic staff director for the Senate Armed Services Committee (news
nominee for Army secretary was said to be Thomas E. White, 57, a retired Army
general and an executive with Enron Corp., a Houston-based energy company.
White was executive assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell (news
sites) when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
newspaper quoted White as saying that he had been interviewed by Rumsfeld on
Friday, but nothing has been confirmed. Roche declined to comment and England
left Saturday with representatives of the three companies were not immediately
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