Appointment of General Andrew L. Goodpaster as a Member of the American Battle Monuments Commission
The President today announced his intention to appoint Gen. Andrew L. Goodpaster, United States Army, ret., to be a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission. He would succeed Gen. Mark Wayne Clark.
Since 1983 he has been serving as president of the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA.
General Goodpaster served in Italy, commanding the 48th Engineer Combat Battalion, in 1943-1944. He was then assigned to the Operations Division of the General Staff of the War Department, where he served until 1947. In 1950-1954 he was special assistant to the Chiefs of Staff, Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers, in Europe. He served at the White House as defense liaison officer and staff secretary to the President in 1954-1961. He was division commander of the 8th Infantry Division in 1961-1962, assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962-1966, and Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1967.
In 1967-1968 he was Commandant of the National War College. He was Deputy Commander of the U.S. forces in Vietnam in 1968-1969. He became Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in Europe in 1969 and served there until 1974. He was Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy in 1977-1981.
General Goodpaster received the Medal of Freedom in 1984. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (B.S., 1939), Princeton University (M.S.E., M.A., 1949; Ph.D., 1950). He is married, has two children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born February 12, 1915, in Granite City, IL.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of General Andrew L. Goodpaster as a Member of the American Battle Monuments Commission Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259300