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Deputy National Security Advisor

The Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, also known as the Deputy National Security Advisor, is a member of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, serving as deputy to the President's National Security Advisor.

Among other responsibilities, the Deputy National Security Advisor serves as Executive Secretary to the National Security Council Principals Committee, and as chairman of the National Security Council Deputies Committee.[1]

List of Deputies

Picture Name Term President
Walt Whitman Rostow 1961 John F Kennedy
Carl Kaysen 1961–1963 John F Kennedy
Robert Komer 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson
Francis M. Bator Oct. 1965–Sept. 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson[2]
Richard V. Allen 1969 Richard Nixon
Alexander Haig 1970–1973 Richard Nixon
Brent Scowcroft 1973–1975 Gerald Ford
William G. Hyland 1975–1977 Gerald Ford
David L. Aaron 1977–1981 Jimmy Carter
James W. Nance 1981–1982 Ronald Reagan
Robert McFarlane 1982–1983 Ronald Reagan
John Poindexter 1983–1985 Ronald Reagan
Donald Fortier 1985–1986 Ronald Reagan
Peter Rodman 1986–1987 Ronald Reagan
Colin Powell 1987 Ronald Reagan
John Negroponte 1987–1989 Ronald Reagan
Robert Gates 1989–1991 George H. W. Bush
Jonathan Howe 1991–1993 George H. W. Bush
Sandy Berger 1993–1997 Bill Clinton
James Steinberg 1997–2001 Bill Clinton
Wayne Downing 2001–2002[3][4] George W. Bush
Stephen Hadley 2001–2005 George W. Bush
Jack Dyer Crouch, II 2005–2007 George W. Bush
James Jeffrey 2007–2008 George W. Bush
Thomas E. Donilon 2009–2010 Barack Obama
Denis McDonough 2010–2013 Barack Obama
Tony Blinken 2013–2015 Barack Obama
Avril Haines 2015–Present Barack Obama


  1. ^ NSPD-1 - Organization of the National Security Council System, 13 February 2001
  2. ^ Foreign Relations of the United States 1964-68, Vol. XV, 23 February 2009
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