Texas Tech Alumnus to Serve As Deputy Undersecretary for Department of Defense
June 30, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 30, 2006
CONTACT: John Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
LUBBOCK – A Texas Tech University alumnus has been named as deputy undersecretary
of defense for laboratory sciences and basic sciences for the Department of Defense.
Dr. William S. Rees Jr., who in 1980 received an American Chemical Society Certified
bachelor’s degree in chemistry from TTU, was named to the position June 2.
In this position, Rees will provide scientific leadership, management oversight, policy
guidance and coordination of the more than $1.3 billion annual basic research programs
of the military services and defense agencies.
Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Rees was a program manager for the CBRNE
Countermeasures and the Critical Infrastructure Protection portfolios at the Homeland
Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, in the Department of Homeland Security
Science and Technology Directorate.
Rees was born in Quanah, raised in Turkey and graduated from Mount Pleasant High School
in Pleasant Grove.