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The President today announced his intention to nominate Stephen Read Hanmer, Jr., to be Deputy Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He would succeed George F. Murphy, Jr.
Ambassador Hanmer is the Chief U.S. Negotiator for Strategic Offensive Arms in the U.S.-Soviet Negotiations on Nuclear and Space Arms. Prior to this he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. He has served as the Director of the Office of Theater Nuclear Forces Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, 1981 - 1984. From 1978 to 1981, he served as the nuclear plans officer in the United States mission to NATO. Prior to joining the civil service, he served 21 years as an officer in the United States Army, retiring in 1977 with the rank of colonel.
Ambassador Hanmer graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (B.S., 1955) and received two master of science degrees from the University of Southern California. Ambassador Hanmer is a 1968 graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is married and has three children and two grandchildren.