Lemnitzer, Lyman L. - from United States

ID: 250017
Organization: NATO
Country of meeting: in the year 1963-1969

US Army General. Years of service: 1916–1969. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1960-1962). He then served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO (1963-1969). Un November 1962, Lemnitzer was appointed as commander of U.S. European Command, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). His time in command saw the Cyprus crisis of 1963–1964 and the withdrawal of NATO forces from France in 1966. As of 2015, Lemnitzer is the only Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to hold another U.S military command after his term as Chairman ended, rather than retiring.

In 1975, President Gerald Ford appointed Lemnitzer to the Commission on CIA Activities within the United States (aka the Rockefeller Commission) to investigate whether the Central Intelligence Agency had committed acts that violated US laws, and allegations that E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis (of Watergate fame) were involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.


Activities in the Orangization:
Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), Major NATO Commander