Public Papers

Nomination of William O. Studeman To Be Deputy Director of Central Intelligence


The President today announced his intention to nominate Vice Adm. William O. Studeman, USN, to be Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He would succeed Richard J. Kerr.

Currently Vice Admiral Studeman serves as Director of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, MD. Prior to this, he served as Director of Naval Intelligence, 1985 - 1988, and as Director of the Long Range Planning Group at the Department of the Navy, 1984 - 1985. In addition, Vice Admiral Studeman served as commanding officer of the Navy Operational Intelligence Center, 1982 - 1984, and executive assistant to the Vice Chief Naval Operations, 1981 - 1982.

Vice Admiral Studeman graduated from the University of the South (B.A., 1962); George Washington University (M.S., 1973); Naval War College (1973); and National War College (1981). He was born January 16, 1940, in Brownsville, TX. Since 1962, Vice Admiral Studeman has served in the U.S. Navy. He is married, has three children, and resides in Fort Meade, MD.