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Old 12-19-2007, 09:35 AM
DutchPhil DutchPhil is offline
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Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (born December 2, 1924) is a retired Four-Star General in the U.S. Army who served as the U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.[1] In 1973 Haig served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the number two ranking officer in the Army.[2] From 1974-79, Haig served as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), the ex officio commander of the all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe. Haig is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army's second highest medal for heroism, as well as the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.[3]

Haig attended St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia and graduated from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. He then went to the University of Notre Dame for one year before transferring to and graduating from West Point in 1947. He studied business administration at Columbia Business School in 1954 and 1955. He also received a Masters degree in International Relations from Georgetown University in 1961 where his thesis focused on the role of the military officer in the making of national policy.

Couldn't find any mention of Haig being a Georgetown alumnus unfortunately.

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr., was born in Bala-Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1947, launching a distinguished military career in which he eventually achieved the rank of four-star general. Haig graduated from the Naval War College in 1960, earned a master's degree from Georgetown University in 1961, and attended the Army War College in 1966. In late 1968, Henry Kissinger, who was then reorganizing the foreign affairs staff for President-elect Nixon, appointed Haig as his military adviser on the National Security Council. In 1970 Haig was named deputy assistant to the president for national security affairs, and his diplomatic authority expanded to include secret peace talks in Paris aimed at ending the Vietnam War (1959-1975).

1961 M.A. in international affairs, Georgetown University'61
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