Craig Named Senior Director for Combating Terrorism
Statement Issued by White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
October 23, 2001
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice announced today the appointment of
Ambassador John B. Craig as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
for Combating Terrorism, effective October 17, 2001.
Ambassador Craig served as Ambassador to Oman from 1998 to 2001. He previously
served as Director of Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
in the Department of State. Earlier, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in
Damascus, Syria and Bogota, Colombia.
A native of Pennsylvania, Ambassador Craig holds a B.S. degree from American
University's School of International Science. He earned a master's degree in
international relations from the National War College at the National Defense
He is married to Gerre Lee Johnson Craig; they have one son, Jason.