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Nelson M. Ford

Nelson M. Ford

Nelson McCain Ford (born June 3, 1947 in Wilmington, Delaware)[1] was United States Under Secretary of the Army from 2007 to 2009.


Early life

Nelson M. Ford was educated at Duke University (B.A. in History) and the University of Delaware (M.Ed.).

In the 1970s, Ford was Executive Secretary of the CEO of Clinipad, a manufacturer of disposable medical products.

Recent career

Ford joined the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller).

In 2007, President Bush nominated Ford as United States Under Secretary of the Army. Ford held this post until 2009. Ford is currently President & CEO of LMI, a not-for-profit government consulting firm based in McLean, Va.


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Preceded by
Valerie L. Baldwin
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller)
October 2006 – December 2007
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Pete Geren
United States Under Secretary of the Army
December 2007 – 2009
Succeeded by
Joseph W. Westphal
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