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Coast Guard Admiral to Steer Gulf War Illness Efforts

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 1996 – The White House recently named Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul E. Busick as the president's special assistant and senior director for Gulf War illnesses.

Busick will head administration efforts to find causes of Persian Gulf War illnesses and to provide medical care to ill veterans. As a member of the president's national security staff, he will work closely with all government agencies in activities tied to the illnesses.

For the past three years, Busick served as director of the Office of Intelligence and Security at the Department of Transportation. Before that, he was deputy chief, Office of Law Enforcement and Defense Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington; and commander of the Coast Guard Air Station, San Francisco, and the service's Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala.

A native of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Busick is a 1968 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

(From a White House news release)

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