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Admiral Jonathan T. Howe became Executive Director of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
in June 1995.  Just prior to joining the Foundations in 1994, he served for a year (March 1993 - March 1994) in Somalia as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.  From December 1991 - January 1993, he was Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Affairs.
  Graduating with distinction from the US Naval Academy in 1957, Admiral Howe retired in the rank of Admiral in June 1992.  Sea assignments and commands included: nuclear submarines, destroyers, cruisers and an aircraft carrier Battle-Group.  Admiral Howe commanded USS Berkeley from March 1974 to January 1975.  During that period, Berkeley deployed to the Western Pacific, including escorting the USS Constellation into the Persian Gulf.  During the May 1989 to December 1991 period, he was simultaneously Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe with headquarters in Naples, Italy and Commander, US Naval Forces Europe with headquarters in London, England.  Other tours abroad included Chief of Staff, Seventh Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan and Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium.
  Shore assignments outside the Navy included- Military Assistant to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-73), Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs (1974-76), Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense (1981-82), Director of the State Department's Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs (1984-86), and Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1987-89).
  During two years of postgraduate studies (1967-69), Admiral Howe earned M.A., M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.  He is author of the book Multicrises: Seapower and Global Politics in the Missile Age and numerous articles on foreign policy and national security issues.
  Admiral Howe has been awarded six Defense Distinguished Service medals, two Navy Distinguished Service medals, the Defense Superior Service medal, and three Legions of Merit.  Admiral retired from the U.S. Navy in 1992. As a civilian, he also received the National Security medal. 
  Admiral Howe is married to Dr. Harriet Mangrum Howe and they have six grown children.