President Bush commissioned members of his White House senior staff Saturday, and aides announced he would swear them in during a special ceremony Monday.
Chief of staff John Sununu, the first name on the list, told reporters the ceremony would be among the new president's first orders of business Monday.In addition to Sununu, the former New Hampshire governor, Bush commissioned retired Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, a former Utahn, as his national security adviser and Marlin Fitzwater as his press secretary.
All senior staff are commissioned by the president and are required to take an oath to uphold the Constitution. Bush also commissioned:
DAVID BATES, of Texas, as assistant to the president and secretary to the Cabinet;
RICHARD BREEDEN, of Virginia, as presidential assistant for issues analysis;
ANDREW CARD Jr., of Massachusetts, as presidential assistant and deputy chief of staff;
JAMES CICCONI, of Texas, as presidential assistant and deputy chief of staff;
DAVID DEMAREST, of New Jersey, as presidential assistant for communications;
C. BOYDEN GRAY, of North Carolina, as presidential chief counsel;
FREDERICK McCLURE, of Texas, as presidential assistant for legislative affairs;
J. BONNIE NEWMAN, of New Hampshire, as presidential assistant for management and administration;
ROGER PORTER, of UTAH and Harvard professor, as presidential assistant for economic and domestic policy;
STEPHEN STUDDERT, of UTAH, as presidential assistant for special activities and initiatives;
JOSEPH HAGIN II, of Ohio, as deputy presidential assistant for appointments and scheduling;
EDWARD ROGERS Jr., of Alabama, as deputy presidential assistant and executive assistant to the chief of staff.
Studdert is scheduled to leave Monday for Japan to arrange Bush's scheduled trip there to attend the funeral of Emperor Hirohito.