Barry McCaffrey

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Barry McCaffrey
4th Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
In office
February 29, 1996 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byLee Brown
Succeeded byJohn P. Walters
Personal details
Barry Richard McCaffrey

(1942-11-17) November 17, 1942 (age 81)
Taunton, Massachusetts, U.S.
RelativesWilliam J. McCaffrey (father)
EducationUnited States Military Academy (BS)
American University (MA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1964–1996
Rank General
Commands24th Infantry Division
U.S. Southern Command

Barry Richard McCaffrey (born November 17, 1942) is a former United States Army officer and current news commentator, professor and business consultant. He served on U.S. President Bill Clinton's Cabinet as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy from 1996 to 2001. He received three Purple Heart medals during his service in the Vietnam War, two Silver Stars, and two Distinguished Service Crosses — the second-highest U.S. Army award for valor.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Clinton Names General McCaffrey as "Drug Czar" Nominee". National Drug Strategy Network - The Criminal Justice Foundation. 1996.

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