Bush names two for strategic DOD posts

Bush names two for strategic DOD posts

President Bush plans to nominate former Pennsylvania congressman Paul McHale as assistant secretary of Defense for homeland defense. McHale is now vice president of Tallman, Hudders and Sorrentino, a labor and employment law firm in Allentown, Pa. While in Congress from 1993 until 1999, McHale served on the House Armed Services and Science committees.

Bush also plans to nominate Christopher Ryan Henry, corporate vice president for strategic assessment and development at Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego, as deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy.

A graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and Georgetown University in Washington, McHale served with the Marine Corps in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is a colonel in the Reserve.

Before joining SAIC, Henry, a Virginian, was a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic International Studies where he directed the Conflict in the Digital Age project. Henry graduated with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy and at the top of his class from National Defense University.

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