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Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate, 3/18/09


Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       March 18, 2009


Russlynn Ali, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education, vice Stephanie Johnson Monroe, resigned.

Susan Flood Burk, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Special Representative of the President, with the rank of Ambassador.

Ashton B. Carter, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, vice John J. Young, Jr.

Carmel Martin, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education, vice Williamson Evers, resigned.

James W. Miller, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, vice Mark Everett Keenum, resigned.

Charles P. Rose, of Illinois, to be General Counsel, Department of Education, vice Kent D. Talbert, resigned.