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PENTAGON OFFICER NAMED TO NEWLY CREATED VICE PRESIDENTIAL POSITION

CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 17.-Bruce E. Williams in the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been named Vice President for Communications at The Citadel. The appointment was made today at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel.

Williams is currently the strategic plans officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. As such, he has been the spokesman on such issues as the Chemical Weapons Convention, the landmine ban, the Quadrennial Defense Review and the Persian War Illness. Williams prepared the media plan for Defense, State and White House officials for Desert Strike.

Chairman of the Board, Frank Mood, said "Bruce Williams will bring to the position extensive and varied experience as a senior public relations professional for the Navy and the Department of Defense."

Citadel President John Grinalds added "We anticipate Williams joining our staff as the Vice President for Communications and we look forward to the impact of his experience in our strategic planning and communications programs."

Williams has served as director of print and electronic publishing as well as broadcasting for the Naval Media Center in Washington and as deputy director of public relations for the Bureau of Naval Personnel, also in Washington.

A graduate of Ohio University, Williams holds a master of science degree in public relations from the University of Maryland. He is married to the former Vicky Perez of San Diego. They have two sons, Bryan and Scott.

 

     

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