National Security Council Staff

Key People:

Nixon Administration (1969-1973)
National Security Council:
President: Richard Nixon
Vice President: Spiro Agnew
Secretary of State: William Rogers
Secretary of Defense: Melvin Laird
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA): Henry Kissinger
Director of CIA: Richard Helms
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General Earle Wheeler / Admiral Thomas H. Moorer
Director of USIA: Frank Shakespeare
Director of Office of Emergency Preparedness: Brig. Gen. George Lincoln
National Security Council Review Group (established with NSDM 2)
APNSA: Henry A. Kissinger
Rep. of Secretary of State: John N. Irwin, II
Rep. of Secretary of Defense: David Packard, Bill Clements
Rep. of Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
Rep. of Director of CIA: Richard Helms, James R. Schlesinger, William E. Colby
National Security Council Senior Review Group (NSDM 85—replaces NSCRG/
NSDM 2)
APNSA: Henry A. Kissinger
Under Secretary of State: Elliott L. Richardson / John N. Irwin, II
Deputy Secretary of Defense: David Packard / Bill Clements
Director of Central Intelligence: Richard Helms
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: General Earle Wheeler / Admiral Thomas H.
Moorer
Under Secretary’s Committee:
Under Secretary of State: Elliott L. Richardson / John N. Irwin, II
APNSA: Henry Kissinger
Deputy Secretary of Defense: David Packard / Bill Clements
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Gen. Earle G. Wheeler / Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
Director of CIA: Richard M. Helms


Nixon/Ford Administration (1973-1977)

National Security Council:
President: Richard Nixon (1973-1974)
Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
Vice President: Gerald Ford (1973-1974)
Secretary of State: Henry Kissinger
Secretary of Defense: James Schlesinger / Donald Rumsfeld
APNSA: Henry Kissinger / Brent Scowcroft
Director of CIA: Richard Helms / James R. Schlesinger / William E. Colby / George H.W.
Bush
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Admiral Thomas H. Moorer / General George S. Brown
Director of United States Information Agency (USIA): James Keogh
Director of Office of Emergency Preparedness:
National Security Council Review Group (Senior Review Group):
APNSA: Henry Kissinger / Brent Scowcroft
Rep. of Secretary of State: William Casey
Rep. of Secretary of Defense: Lawrence Eagleburger
Rep. of Chairman of Joint Chiefs: B/Gen. Richard Bresnahan
Rep. of Director of CIA: Edward Proctor

Carter Administration (1977-1981)
National Security Council:
President: Jimmy Carter
Vice President: Walter Mondale
Secretary of State: Cyrus Vance
Secretary of Defense: Harold Brown
APNSA: Zbigniew Brzezinski


Director of CIA: Stansfield Turner
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General George S. Brown / General David C. Jones
Secretary of the Treasury: Michael Blumenthal
Attorney General: Griffin Bell / Benjamin Civiletti
U.S. Representative to United Nations: Andrew Young / Donald McHenry
Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):
Director of U.S. Arms Control Disarmament Agency (ACDA): Paul Warnke
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: Charles L. Schultze
Administrator of the Energy Research and Development Administration: Robert W. Fri

Reagan Administration (1981-1985)
National Security Council:
President: Ronald Reagan
Vice President: George H.W. Bush
Secretary of State: Alexander Haig / George Shultz
Secretary of Defense: Caspar Weinberger
APNSA: Richard Allen / William Clark / Robert MacFarlane
Director of CIA: William Casey
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General David C. Jones / General John W. Vessey Jr.
NATIONAL SECURITY PLANNING GROUP
Vice President: George H.W. Bush
Secretary of State: Alexander Haig / George Shultz
Secretary of Defense: Caspar Weinberger
Director of CIA: William Casey
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General David C. Jones / General John W. Vessey Jr.
APNSA: Richard Allen / William Clark / Robert MacFarlane

Reagan Administration (1985-1989)
National Security Council:
President: Ronald Reagan
Vice President: George H.W. Bush
Secretary of State: George Schultz
Secretary of Defense: Caspar Weinberger / Frank Carlucci
APNSA: Robert MacFarlane / John Poindexter / Frank Carlucci / Colin Powell
Director of CIA: William Casey / William Webster
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General John W. Vessey Jr. / Admiral William Crowe
NATIONAL SECURITY PLANNING GROUP
Vice President: George H.W. Bush
Secretary of State: George Shultz
Secretary of Defense: Caspar Weinberger / Frank Carlucci
Director of CIA: William Casey / William Webster
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General John W. Vessey Jr. / Admiral William Crowe
APNSA: Robert MacFarlane / John Poindexter / Frank Carlucci / Colin Powell

Bush 41 Administration (1989-1993)
National Security Council:
President: George H.W. Bush
Vice President: Dan Quayle
Secretary of State: James Baker
Secretary of Defense: Dick Cheney
APNSA: Brent Scowcroft
Director of CIA: William Webster / Robert Gates
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Admiral William Crowe / General Colin Powell
Chief of Staff to the President: John H. Sununu / Samuel K. Skinner / James Baker
Secretary of the Treasury: Nicholas Fredrick Brady
Attorney General: Richard Thornburgh / William Barr
NSC Principles Committee:
APNSA: Brent Scowcroft
Secretary of State: James Baker
Secretary of Defense: Dick Cheney
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Admiral William Crowe / General Colin Powell
Director of CIA: William Webster / Robert Gates
Chief of Staff to the President: John Sununu / Samuel K. Skinner
Secretary of the Treasury: Nicholas Fredrick Brady
Attorney General: Richard Thornburgh / William Barr
NSC Deputies Committee:
DAPNSA: Robert Gates / Jonathan Howe
Under Secretary of State for Policy: Richard Kimmitt / Arnold Kanter
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy: Paul Wolfowitz
Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General Robert T. Herres / Admiral David E. Jeremiah
Deputy Director of CIA: Robert Michael Gates / Richard James Kerr / Adm. William
Oliver Studeman
Rep. of Attorney General:

Clinton Administration (1993-1997)
National Security Council:
President: Bill Clinton
Vice President: Al Gore
Secretary of State: Warren Christopher
Secretary of Defense: Les Aspin / William Perry
APNSA: Anthony Lake
Director of CIA: James Woolsey / John Deutsch
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General Colin Powell / Admiral David E. Jeremiah / General
John Shalikashvili
Secretary of the Treasury: Lloyd Bentsen / Robert Rubin
Attorney General: Janet Reno
Chief of Staff to the President: Mack McLarty / Leon Panetta
U.S. Representative to the UN: Madeleine Albright
Assistant to the President for Economic Policy: Robert Rubin / Gene Sperling
NSC Principles Committee:
APNSA: Anthony Lake
Secretary of State: Warren Christopher
Secretary of Defense: Les Aspin / William Perry
Director of CIA: James Woolsey / John Deutsch
U.S. Representative to the UN: Madeleine Albright
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General Colin Powell / Admiral David E. Jeremiah / General
John Shalikashvili
Assistant to the President for Economic Policy: Robert Rubin / Gene Sperling
NSC Deputies Committee:
DAPNSA: Samuel Berger
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs: Peter Tarnoff
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy: Walter Slocombe
Deputy U.S. Representative to the UN:
Deputy Director of the CIA: Adm. William Oliver Studeman / George John Tenet
Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Admiral David E. Jeremiah / Admiral William Owens /
General Joseph Ralston
Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy: Sarah Wartell
Deputy Attorney General: Jamie Gorelick

Clinton Administration (1997-2001)
National Security Council:
President: Bill Clinton
Vice President: Al Gore
Secretary of State: Madeleine Albright
Secretary of Defense: William Cohen
APNSA: Sandy Berger
Director of CIA: George Tenet
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General John Shalikashvili / General Hugh Shelton
Secretary of the Treasury: Robert Rubin / Lawrence Summer
Attorney General: Janet Reno
Chief of Staff to the President: Leon Panetta / Erskine Bowles / John Podesta
U.S. Representative to the UN: Bill Richardson / Richard Holbrooke
Assistant to the President for Economic Policy: Gene Sperling
NSC Principles Committee:
APNSA: Sandy Berger
Secretary of State: Madeleine Albright
Secretary of Defense: William Cohen
Director of CIA: George Tenet
U.S. Representative to the UN: Bill Richardson / Richard Holbrooke
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: John Shalikashvili / Hugh Shelton
Assistant to the President for Economic Policy: Gene Sperling
NSC Deputies Committee:
DAPNSA: James Steinberg
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs: Tom Pickering
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy: Walter Slocombe
Representative to the UN:
Deputy Director of the CIA: George John Tenet / Ge. John Alexander Gordon / Joh
Edward McLaughlin
Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General Joseph Ralston / General Richard Myers
Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy: Dan Tarullo / Lael Brainard
Deputy Attorney General: Jamie Gorelick

Bush 43 Administration (2001-2005)
National Security Council:
President: George W. Bush
Vice President: Dick Cheney
Secretary of State: Colin Powell
Secretary of Defense: Donald Rumsfeld
Secretary of the Treasury: Paul O’Neill / John Snow
APNSA: Condoleezza Rice
Director of CIA: George Tenet / John McLaughlin / Porter Goss
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General Hugh Shelton / General Richard Myers
Chief of Staff to the President: Andrew Card
Assistant to the President for Economic Policy: Lawrence Lindsey
Attorney General: John Ashcroft
Director of OMB: Mitch Daniels / Joshua Bolten
NSC Principles Committee:
APNSA: Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of State: Colin Powell
Secretary of the Treasury: O’Neill / John Snow
Secretary of Defense: Donald Rumsfeld
Chief of Staff to the President: Andrew Card
Director of CIA: George Tenet
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General Hugh Shelton / General Richard Myers
Attorney General: John Ashcroft
Director of OMB: Mitch Daniels / Joshua Bolten
Secretary of Commerce: Donald Evans
United States Trade Representative: Robert Zoellick
Secretary of Agriculture: Ann M. Veneman
Chief of Staff to the Vice President: Lewis Libby
DAPNSA: Stephen Hadley
NSC Deputies Committee:
DAPNSA: Stephen Hadley
Deputy Secretary of State: Richard Armitage
Deputy Secretary of the Treasury: Samuel W. Bodman
Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs: John B. Taylor
Deputy Secretary of Defense: Paul Wolfowitz
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy: Douglas J. Feith
Deputy Attorney General: Larry Thompson / James Comey
Deputy Director of OMB: Joel D. Kaplan
Deputy Director of CIA: Vice Adm. Albert M. Calland / Stephen R. Kappes
Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: General Richard Myers / General Peter Pace
Deputy Chief of Staff to the President for Policy:
Chief of Staff and National Security Adviser to Vice President:
Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs: Faryar Shirzad
DAPNSA: Stephen Hadley
Deputy Secretary of Commerce: Samuel W. Bodman / Theodore W. Kassinger
Deputy United States Trade Representative: Linnet F. Deily
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture: Jim Moseley

Bush 43 Administration (2005-2009)
National Security Council:
President: George W. Bush
Vice President: Dick Cheney
Secretary of State: Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of Defense: Robert Gates
APNSA: Stephen Hadley
Director of CIA: Porter Goss / Michael Hayden
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General Richard Myers / General Peter Pace / Admiral
Michael Mullen
Chief of Staff to the President: Andrew Card / Joshua Bolten
Assistant to the President for Economic Policy: Keith B. Hennessey
Attorney General: John Ashcroft / Alberto Gonzales / Paul D. Clement / Peter Keisler /
Michael Mukasey
Director of OMB: Joshua B. Bolten / Rob Portman / Jim Nussle
NSC Principles Committee:
APNSA: Stephen Hadley
Secretary of State: Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of the Treasury: Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Secretary of Defense: Don Rumsfeld / Robert Gates
Chief of Staff to the President: Andrew Card / Joshua Bolten
Director of CIA: Porter J. Goss / Gen. Michael Hayden, USAF
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General Richard Myers / General Peter Pace / Admiral
Michael Mullen
Attorney General: John Ashcroft / Alberto Gonzales / Paul D. Clement / Peter Keisler /
Michael Mukasey
Director of OMB: Joshua B. Bolten / Rob Portman / Jim Nussle
Secretary of Commerce: Carlos Gutierrez
United States Trade Representative: Rob Portman / Susan Schwab
Secretary of Agriculture: Michael O. Johanns / Edward T. Schafer
Chief of Staff to the Vice President: David Addington
DAPNSA: Jack Dyer Crouch, II / James Jeffrey / Judith A. Ansley
NSC Deputies Committee:
Deputy Secretary of State: Richard Armitage / Robert Zoellick / John Negroponte
Deputy Secretary of the Treasury: Robert M. Kimmitt
Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs: Timothy D. Adams / David H.
McCormick
Deputy Secretary of Defense: Gordon R. England
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy: Eric S. Edelman
Deputy Attorney General: Paul McNulty / Craig Morford / Mark Filip
Deputy Director of OMB: Stephen McMillin
Deputy Director of CIA: Vice Adm. Albert M. Calland / Stephen R. Kappes
Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: General Peter Pace / Admiral Edmund
Giambastiani / General James Cartwright
Deputy Chief of Staff to the President for Policy: Joel D. Kaplan
Chief of Staff and National Security Adviser to Vice President:
Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs: Michael M. Price
DAPNSA: JD Crouch / James Jeffrey / Judith A. Ansley
Deputy Secretary of Commerce: David A. Sampson / John J. Sullivan
Deputy United States Trade Representative: Peter Allgeier
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture: Charles F. Conner

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