Korea-Cold War Supports Norman Kass for DPMO DASD

Korea - Cold War Families Support Kass for DASD at DPMO
02 January, 2006


KOREA/COLD WAR Families of the Missing, recommends Mr. Norman Kass for the permanent position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Affairs (DASD)

Mr. Kass is so qualified for this position, First, during his work with the US-Russia Joint commission, He has on a recurrent basis, met with senior officials from the Russian government as well as their counterparts in Eastern Europe. This includes Cabinet and sub-Cabinet officials, U.S. ambassadors, members of the international diplomatic community, personal advisors to heads of states, senior military officers, and members of parliament.

Secondly, the positions he held for the past twelve years were previously held by a two-star Army general and a civilian member of the Senior Executive Service.

Thirdly, Mr. Kass has on numerous occasions, represented a U.S. Congressman at meetings of the Joint commission, where he has served as the U.S. Chairman of the CommissionÍs Korean War Working group. It is largely thanks to his efforts that the first Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff directed that a careful review be conducted of military records bearing on the question of missing American servicemen. The minutes of those meetings appear on DPMO's web site and are accessible to anyone wishing to confirm these points.

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WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CLIMB MOUNTAINS, BUT WE SURE CAN USE THE PHONE AND WRITE LETTERS.

Norman D. Kass
13 January, 2006

NORMAN D. KASS
Senior Director, Joint Commission Support Directorate,
Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office
and
Executive Secretary, U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs

Mr. Norman D. Kass has served in his current positions since June 1992. He has had primary responsibility for ensuring effective analytical and investigative support for the work of the Presidentially mandated U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs. He has also supervised the development and expansion of accounting efforts as the Commission's areas of inquiry have grown to encompass loss incidents in Eastern Europe and elsewhere beyond the Russian Federation.

Prior to his current assignments, Mr. Kass held various positions within the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA), where he served for almost nine years. As a participant in DoD's early efforts to stem the flow of sensitive technologies, Mr. Kass' assignments included negotiating and securing multilateral approval for U.S. export-control initiatives. He was also DoD's representative to interagency committees responsible for adjudicating contentious export-licensing issues. At the time of his re-assignment to the DoD personnel accounting program, Mr. Kass held the position of Deputy Director of DTSA's Licensing Directorate.

Before assuming his duties with DTSA in August 1983, Mr. Kass served as a research associate with a major contracting firm conducting a study of Soviet technologies and their relevance to U.S. defense applications. He also has professional experience in the fields of international banking, credit analysis and risk assessment. Mr. Kass performed his military service from January 1969 through June 1971. He received a direct commission and was awarded the Bronze Star following a tour of duty .with First Field Force, Vietnam.

His academic credentials include a Bachelor's Degree, cum laude, from Queens College of the CUNY; Master's Degrees from Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, and certificates of completion from Indiana University and Leningrad State University, USSR. Mr. Kass was also the recipient of two NDFL and an NDEA Title IV Fellowship.








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