July 6, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Kathleen A. Buck to be General Counsel of the United States Department of Defense. She would succeed H. Lawrence Garrett III.
Since 1986 Ms. Buck has been General Counsel for the U.S. Department of the Air Force. Prior to this she was Assistant General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense (1981 - 1986). From 1977 to 1981, Ms. Buck was counsel and assistant director of government relations for Esmark, Inc., in Washington, DC.
Ms. Buck graduated from St. Mary's College (B.A., 1970) and Indiana University (J.D., 1973). She was born November 14, 1948, in South Bend, IN. Ms. Buck is married, has two children, and resides in Great Falls, VA.