The Honorable Warren B. Rudman, Chairman

Senator Rudman became a partner in the international law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison after serving two distinguished terms as a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. The Senator maintains offices with the law firm both in Washington and New York, and on his own in New Hampshire. He was first elected to the Senate in 1980, and was overwhelmingly reelected in 1986.

Born on May 18, 1930, Senator Rudman is a life-long New Hampshire resident. He received a B.S. from Syracuse University in 1952 and served in the U.S. Army as a combat platoon leader and company commander during the Korean War. In 1960 he received his LL.B. from Boston College Law School. Senator Rudman began his career practicing law in his hometown of Nashua. In 1970, he was appointed Attorney General of New Hampshire. He later joined the Manchester, N.H., law firm Sheehan, Phinney, Bass, and Green, where he currently maintains an office part-time.

During his 12 years in the Senate, Senator Rudman established a record of independence by refusing to accept out-of-state political action committee donations. Perhaps his best-known accomplishment came in 1985, when he co-authored the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings deficit reduction law, a historic step that imposed discipline and accountability on the chaotic budget process in order to reduce the federal deficit.

In December 1986, Senator Rudman was appointed to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Select Committee investigating arms transfers to Iran. He also served on the Ethics Committee and presided over numerous investigations, including the Keating Five. Senator Rudman served on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and was active on the Subcommittees on Defense and Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary, where he served as Ranking Republican. While supporting a strong military, he actively opposed expensive weapons that were not cost effective. He also served on the Intelligence Committee, the Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

Senator Rudman's inside account of his career in the Senate is detailed in his book, Combat: Twelve years in the U.S. Senate, published by Random House in 1996.

In the fall of 1993, President Clinton appointed Senator Rudman as a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board; he now serves as Chairman. In addition, he was appointed by the President to serve as Vice Chairman of the Commission on Roles and Capabilities of the U.S. Intelligence Community. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Boston College, Valley Forge Military Academy, the Brookings Institution, and the Aspen Institute. He is also a member of the Senior Advisory Committee of the Institute of Politics and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Warren B. Rudman is founding co-chairman of the Concord Coalition.

The Honorable Jesse Brown, Vice Chairman

The Honorable Jesse Brown, of Chicago, Illinois, served in President Clinton's Cabinet as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs from 1993 to 1997. As Secretary, he undertook an aggressive research initiative to determine the causes of the illnesses of Persian Gulf War Veterans, and was successful in aiding the enactment of laws authorizing payment to those Veterans' undiagnosed illnesses. Mr. Brown grew up in Chicago, where he was an honors graduate of Chicago City College. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1963, and was wounded in combat in Vietnam in 1965. Following military service, he spent his professional career with the Disabled American Veterans, serving as their Executive Director from 1989 to 1993.

Rear Admiral (Retired) Paul E. Busick, U.S. Coast Guard

Paul E. Busick is a native of Lindenhurst, New York, and a graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University and is a graduate of the National War College in Washington, D. C.

Rear Admiral Busick is an aviator and has commanded the Air Station San Francisco, California, and the Aviation Training Center, Mobile, Alabama. He has served as Deputy Chief of the Office of Law Enforcement and Defense Operations, U. S. Coast Guard Headquarters. Following his promotion to Rear Admiral, he was appointed as Director, Office of Intelligence and Security, U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT). He served as the Secretary of Transportation�s National Security Advisor with policy responsibility for security measures in all modes of transportation. In 1996, he joined the National Security Council as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Gulf War Illnesses. Admiral Busick retired from active service in June 1998.

In October 1998, Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. named Admiral Busick as President and Executive Director of North Carolina�s Global TransPark Authority.

Rear Admiral Busick�s military awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. He was awarded the DOT Distinguished Service Award and the Federal Aviation Administration�s Extraordinary Service Medal, the highest departmental accolade for contributions to civil aviation.

Rear Admiral Busick is married to Sarah Mullikin of West Lafayette, Indiana. He has three sons, Paul, Jr., Don and Thomas.

Dr. Vinh Cam

Dr. Vinh Cam, of Greenwich, Connecticut, is a consultant working with companies and non-governmental organizations on airborne toxins, hazardous waste management and environmental and occupational health matters. Among her professional work experiences, Dr. Cam was Adjunct Professor of Management Science at Pace University, did clinical research on autoimmune diseases at Rockefeller University and worked in the Environmental Protection Agency for 11 years, developing an expertise in air toxics and health risk assessments. Dr. Cam has also participated in medical missions to Vietnam, in the Commission on the Status of Women for the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen and the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. She has a Doctorate in Cellular Immunology/Immunotoxicology from New York University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College.

Lieutenant General (Retired) Marc Anthony Cisneros

Marc Anthony Cisneros, of Premont, Texas, is President of Texas A & M University�Kingsville Campus, and a retired Lieutenant General, United States Army. He entered the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1961, and over the course of 34 years had a number of assignments throughout the United States and abroad, including two tours in Vietnam. He served as Commanding General, US Army South (Republic of Panama) during Operation Just Cause in 1989-1990. From 1992 to 1994, he was the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations and Oversight in the Office of the Secretary of the Army before his service as Commanding General of the Fifth United States Army, and subsequent retirement in 1996. In 1997, he was named one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" by Hispanic Business Magazine. General Cisneros graduated from St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

Command Sergeant Major (Retired) David W. Moore

David W. Moore, of Aurora, Illinois, was appointed County Coroner, Kane County, Illinois, in February 1999. Previously, he served as Lead Criminal Investigator assigned to the State Attorney's Office and a Kane County Deputy Sheriff. In his 28 years in law enforcement, Mr. Moore has had a wide variety of assignments, including criminal investigations and commanding the "bomb squad". In May 1998, Mr. Moore retired as a Command Sergeant Major from the United States Army Reserve with 35 years of military service. He was on active duty in both Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War, and has received multiple decorations for his service. Mr. Moore received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal/Social Justice from Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.

Rear Admiral (Retired) Alan M. Steinman

Alan M. Steinman, of Dupont, Washington, is a retired Rear Admiral with the United States Public Health Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, and the former Surgeon General of the Coast Guard. For his contributions to health care in this capacity, Admiral Steinman received the United States Armed Forces Distinguished Service Medal. He is an expert on the management of wilderness and environmental emergencies, and has published and presented extensively on the topic. Over the course of his 25-year Coast Guard career, Admiral Steinman developed and conducted numerous testing procedures for survival under hostile circumstances. He also established a Wellness Program for Coast Guard beneficiaries and employees. Admiral Steinman received a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Masters of Public Health from the University of Washington, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Stanford University. He currently works as a consultant in occupational and environmental medicine.



Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. (1920-2000)

Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., of Arlington, Virginia, was a retired Admiral with the United States Navy and a former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Born on November 29, 1920 in San Francisco, California, Admiral Zumwalt graduated from the United States Naval Academy and became both the youngest four-star admiral in history and the youngest person ever to serve as Chief of Naval Operations. He was Commander of United States Naval Forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970, where he served with his son, Naval Officer Elmo Zumwalt III. In 1988, Admiral Zumwalt's son died of cancer related to contact with Agent Orange in Vietnam. My Father, My Son was co-authored in 1986, by Admiral Zumwalt and his late son, and is an account of their Vietnam experiences and the tragedy that resulted. Admiral Zumwalt retired from the Navy in 1974 and served as a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. He was a Director of a number of corporations, including Dallas Semiconductor, Magellan Aerospace and NL Industries. He was a founder of and served as Chairman of the Marrow Foundation. He also was a member of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Hudson Institute, and the Council of Foreign Relations. In 1998, the President of the United States awarded Admiral Zumwalt the Medal of Freedom, the nation�s highest civilian honor.

Admiral Zumwalt passed away on January 2, 2000. He was a patriot and a gentleman.