This Father's Day, Dan Crumpton had a new reason to be proud of his son.
Mr. Crumpton's son, Henry "Hank" Crumpton was nominated on Thursday by President Bush to become Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the Department of State.
"Needless to say, his mother, and I are very proud of him," Mr. Crumpton said in a letter to The Mirror.
Mr. and Mrs. Crumpton live in Warrenton. Their son is currently Chief of the National Resources Division of the Central Intelligence Agency, and was Deputy Chief of the International Terrorism Operations Section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
If confirmed by the Senate, Hank Crumpton will replace Cofer Black, who was linked to a report which underestimated the number of people killed from international terrorism.
"I think he will do a very good job," said Charlene Crumpton, his mother. "I don't know why he won't be confirmed unless somebody's grandfather stole a horse somewhere down the line or something ridiculous like that."
Mrs. Crumpton said when her son told his wife about his nomination, she didn't believe him until he brought home a letter proving it. If approved by the Senate, Hank Crumpton will have the rank of Ambassador at Large.
"His son told him 'Dad, you won't be called Mr. Ambassador in this house," said Mrs. Crumpton.