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Release No: 272-00
May 23, 2000

GREGORY ROBERT DAHLBERG SWORN IN AS UNDER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

Gregory R. Dahlberg was sworn in today as the 26th under secretary of the Army.

Bernard D. Rostker, who served as under secretary since October 1998, is now the under secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

As the Army's under secretary, Dahlberg will be the principal staff advisor and deputy to the secretary of the Army, and serve as acting secretary in his absence. He was nominated by President Clinton and, on May 18, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Dahlberg has 20 years of experience in budget and finance matters on Capitol Hill. He was formerly the minority staff director on the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and acted as the senior Democratic staff advisor on a wide array of national security, budget and legislative issues, including formulation of the $270 billion annual Department of Defense Appropriations Bill.

Dahlberg earned his bachelor degree in business administration and political science from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and his master's degree in public administration from The American University in Washington.

He was raised in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and now lives in Alexandria, Va.