Jonathan Howe

Jonathan Howe

Infobox Military Person
name=Jonathan T. Howe
born= birth year and age|1935

caption=ADM Jonathan Howe official photo
allegiance= United States of America
branch= United States Navy
serviceyears=1957 - 1992
rank= Admiral
commands=USS Berkeley (DDG-15) Destroyer Squadron 31 Cruiser-Destroyer Group 3 US Naval Forces Europe Allied Forces Southern Europe
awards=Legion of Merit Defense Distinguished Service Medal (6 awards) National Security Medal
laterwork=U.N. Special Representative for Somalia President, Arthur Vining Davis Foundation

Jonathan Trumbull Howe (b. 1935) is a retired four-star United States Navy Admiral, and was the Special Representative for Somalia to United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali from March 9, 1993, succeeding Ismat Kittani from Iraq, until his resignation in February 1994. [cite web |url= |title=UNITED NATIONS OPERATION IN SOMALIA II - (UNISOM II) |accessdate=2006-11-15 |author=Department of Public Information, United Nations |authorlink= |coauthors= |date=1997-03-21 |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ] Howe was also the former Deputy National Security Advisor in the first Bush Administration. He currently is Executive Director of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. [cite web |url= |title=Board of Trustees and Staff |accessdate=2006-11-15 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher=The Arthur Vining David Foundations |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ] Howe is a 1957 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and earned M.A., M.A.L.D. (Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy), and Ph.D. degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University from 1968-1969. [cite web |url= |title=Nomination of Jonathan T. Howe To Be Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs |accessdate=2006-11-15 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date=1991-11-19 |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher=George Bush Presidential Library and Museum |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ] He retired from the United States Navy in 1992.

Howe's Naval commands include the USS Berkeley (DDG-15) (1974 - 1975), Destroyer Squadron 31 (1977 - 1978), and Cruiser-Destroyer Group Three (1984 - 1986). His other assignments include Military Assistant to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969 - 1974), Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs (1975 - 1977), Chief of Staff of the Seventh Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan (1978 - 1980), Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1981 to 1982, Director of the State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs from 1982 to 1984, Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium (1986 - 1987), Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1987 - 1989). From May 1989 he served simultaneously as Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe. Following that assignment, he was named Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs by President George Bush in 1991, succeeding Robert M. Gates when he moved on to become CIA director. [cite web |url= |title=Bush Names Security Deputy |accessdate=2006-11-15 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date=1991-11-20 |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher=The New York Times |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ]

He is author of the 1971 book "Multicrises: Seapower and Global Politics in the Missile Age" ISBN 0262080435

Admiral Howe is married to Dr. Harriet Mangrum Howe, whom he met in high school; her father, Richard C. Mangrum, was a Marine Corps General and his father, Hamilton W. Howe, was a Navy Admiral. [ [ Swathmore College - Swathmore in the News, June 29, 2006] ] She is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida. [cite web |url= |title=Sociology Department faculty |accessdate=2006-11-15 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher=University of North Florida |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ] They have six grown children, and currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida.

Awards and decorations

Howe's decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, Navy Distinguished Service Medals with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. On January 13, 1993, after retirement, he received the National Security Medal. [cite web |url= |title=Remarks on Presenting the National Security Medal to Admiral Jonathan T. Howe and an Exchange With Reporters |accessdate=2006-11-15 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher=The American Presidency Project |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ]

External links

* [ Interview with Admiral Howe about Somalia]


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