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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 15, 2004

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate two individuals to serve in his administration:

President George W. Bush meets with Dr. Arden L. Bement in the Oval Office Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004. President Bush is nominating Dr. Bement to be Director of the National Science Foundation. Dr. Bement has been serving as Acting Director since February 22, 2004. White House photo by Paul Morse. The President intends to nominate Francis J. Harvey, of California, to be Secretary of the Army. Dr. Harvey currently serves as Vice Chairman of Duratek, Inc., in Columbia, Maryland. Dr. Harvey also held a number of executive positions throughout his twenty-eight year career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. As President of the Corporation's Defense and Electronics Systems Group, he was involved in systems development and production programs for surface ships, submarines, aircraft, tanks, missiles, and satellites. Dr. Harvey earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

The President intends to nominate Arden Bement, Jr., of Indiana, to be Director of the National Science Foundation for the remainder of a six-year term expiring August 2, 2010. Dr. Bement currently serves as Acting Director of the National Science Foundation and as Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Previously, Dr. Bement served as the David A. Ross Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering and head of the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Colorado School of Mines, his master's degree from the University of Idaho, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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