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Clinton Names Four Officers as White House Fellows

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 9, 1996 – President Clinton recently named four military officers to begin 1996-97 White House Fellowships. The four are among 18 people awarded fellowships over the next year.

Officers named are Navy Lt. Cmdr. Susan D. Fink, 37, a protocol officer to the commander in chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, in Norfolk, Va., and Lt. Cmdr. John Wood, 35, a crisis action planner for the U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Also earning fellowships are Air Force Maj. David A. Moore, 38, a POW/MIA family liaison and support officer for the Air Force in Washington; and Army Maj. Loree K. Sutton, 36, a psychiatrist currently enrolled at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

White House fellows spend a year working as special assistants to senior White House and Cabinet officials. They also take part in an education program of off-the-record meetings with top national leaders. These leaders include members of Congress, the Supreme Court, Fortune 500 executives and prominent journalists.

President Lyndon B. Johnson, started the nonpartisan program in 1965. Past members include current Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, Cable News Network president Tom Johnson, Pulitzer prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and retired Army Gen. Colin Powell.

Of the 18 selected for White House Fellowships, 10 are women. Fellowship program director Brooke Shearer said this is the first time in the program's 32-year history that women will outnumber men.

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