Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1987

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Author: Ronald W. Reagan  | Date: September 23, 1987

Nomination of Robert B. Costello To Be Under Secretary of Defense
September 23, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert B. Costello to be Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. He would succeed Richard P. Godwin.

Since 1986 Mr. Costello has been Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Logistics), Department of Defense. Prior to this, he was executive director (purchasing activities) for the General Motors Corp., 1982-1986; and director, material management, Delco Electronics, General Motors, 1970-1982.

Mr. Costello graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., 1947; M.S., 1948) and Cornell University (Ph.D., 1951). He served in the U.S. Navy, 1944-1946, and in the Navy Reserve, 1947-1978. He was born June 21, 1926, in New Rochelle, NY. Mr. Costello is married, has five children, and resides in McLean, VA.

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Chicago: Ronald W. Reagan, "Nomination of Robert B. Costello to Be Under Secretary of Defense," Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1987 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1987 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1555-1556 Original Sources, accessed October 1, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8ND79PGSV1TSZ3.

MLA: Reagan, Ronald W. "Nomination of Robert B. Costello to Be Under Secretary of Defense." Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1987, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1987 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1555-1556, Original Sources. 1 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8ND79PGSV1TSZ3.

Harvard: Reagan, RW, 'Nomination of Robert B. Costello to Be Under Secretary of Defense' in Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1987. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1987 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1555-1556. Original Sources, retrieved 1 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8ND79PGSV1TSZ3.