Wright, Jerauld - from United States

ID: 249922
Organization: NATO
Country of meeting: in the year 1954-1960

Admiral U.S. Navy. Served as the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Command (CINCLANT) and the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT), and became the second Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT) for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), from April 1, 1954, to March 1, 1960, serving longer in these three positions than anyone else in history.

Following World War I, Wright served as a naval aide for Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. A recognized authority on naval gunnery, Wright served in the European and Pacific theaters during World War II, developing expertise in amphibious warfare and coalition warfare planning. After the war, Wright was involved in the evolution of the military structure of NATO as well as overseeing the modernization and readiness of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet during the Cold War.

Upon his retirement from the U.S. Navy, Wright subsequently served on the Central Intelligence Agency's National Board of Estimates (NBE) and as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan).


Activities in the Orangization:
Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT), Major NATO Commander