Obama Taps Stockton for Senior Pentagon Posting
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 President Barack Obama has nominated a senior research scholar at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation for a senior civilian position at the Pentagon.
If Paul N. Stockton’s nomination is confirmed by the Senate, he will replace Paul McHale, who resigned as the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and Americas’ security affairs.
Congress established the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense in December 2002. Aligned within the Pentagon’s policy directorate, the office provides supervision for the Defense Department’s homeland defense activities.