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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Key Administration Post

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

  • William C. Ostendorff, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

William C. Ostendorff, Nominee for Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Bill Ostendorff was sworn in as a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on April 1, 2010 for a term ending June 30, 2011. Prior to his appointment to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he served as Director of the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy at the National Academies.  He came to the National Academies after serving as Principal Deputy Administrator at the National Nuclear Security Administration from April 2007 until April 2009.  From 2003-2007, he was a member of the staff of the House Armed Services Committee where he served as counsel and staff director for the Strategic Forces Subcommittee. Mr. Ostendorff was an officer in the United States Navy from 1976 until he retired in 2002 in the grade of Captain.  During his naval career, he commanded an attack submarine, an attack submarine squadron and served as Director of the Division of Mathematics and Science at the United States Naval Academy.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Ostendorff’s education includes a degree in systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy, a JD from the University of Texas and an LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center.