Public Papers

Nomination of David J. Gribbin III To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense


The President today announced his intention to nominate David J. Gribbin III to be Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs). He would succeed M.D.B. Carlisle.

Since 1979 Mr. Gribbin has worked in the House of Representatives and has most recently served as chief of staff to the Republican whip. In 1987 he served as executive director of the Republican Conference, and in 1986 as executive director of the Republican Policy Committee. From 1979 to 1986 he was the administrative assistant to Congressman Dick Cheney. Between 1967 and 1979, Mr. Gribbin worked in a variety of managerial capacities for the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Mr. Gribbin graduated from the University of Wyoming (1966) and Wesley Theological Seminary (1976). He also served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964. Mr. Gribbin was born in San Francisco, CA, in 1939. He is married and has two children.