WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
"I commend the President for nominating Mark Lippert to be the next Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. Mark is a person of extraordinary intellect and the highest integrity. He did an outstanding job for me on the Appropriations Committee where he focused on U.S. policy and programs in Asia, and went on to serve at the National Security Council and as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He will do an excellent job at the Department of Defense."
SOURCE Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy