By The Hill Staff - 10/28/11 12:03 AM EDT
• The president has nominated Mark Lippert to be the Defense Department’s assistant secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. Lippert serves in the Navy Reserves as an intelligence officer and is on active duty. Before that, he worked for the National Security Council as chief of staff, the Obama-Biden Transition Team as deputy director for foreign policy and on SEAL Team One in Iraq as an intelligence officer. Lippert has worked in the Senate as a professional staff member on the Senate Appropriations Committee and as a foreign policy adviser for Obama during his time in the Senate.
• The president has sent Carla Leon-Decker’s nomination to the Senate to become a board member at the National Credit Union Administration. Leon-Decker currently works for the D.C. Federal Credit Union as the president and chief executive officer. Before that, she worked for the PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union, where she was president and chief executive officer. She also co-founded and directs the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals.
• The president has nominated Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa to be a member of the board of directors for the National Board for Education Sciences. Yoshikawa works at the Harvard Graduate School of Education as academic dean and as a professor. He has been honored with the Boyd McCandless Award by the American Psychological Association and also has experience serving on the Health and Human Services Department’s Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation.