MajGen (ret.) Arnold L. Punaro, Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association, On the Passing of Dr. James Schlesinger

MajGen (ret.) Arnold L. Punaro, Chairman of the Board of NDIA comments on the passing of Dr. James Schlesinger.

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Former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York in December, 2006. Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters/Landov

Dr. Jim Schlesinger was a lifelong champion of a strong national defense and a robust defense industrial base.

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014

MajGen (ret.) Arnold L. Punaro, Chairman of the Board of NDIA comments on the passing of Dr. James Schlesinger.

“Dr. Jim Schlesinger was a lifelong champion of a strong national defense and a robust defense industrial base. I was privileged to know and work with Dr. Schlesinger during my years on the Senate staff, in industry, and during his decades of service to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. During his unparalleled public service leading three major institutions of government, and in his work chairing or serving on numerous boards and commissions, Dr. Schlesinger never wavered in his commitment to the critical advantage that technology gives our war fighters. The Chairman of CSIS, former Senator Sam Nunn, has referred to Dr. Schlesinger's ‘towering intellect’ which he used to change the minds of his senior military officers when lesser leaders could only issue orders. Across the decades, Dr. Schlesinger has been called on by every Secretary of Defense and Administration to provide his wisdom on solving their toughest problems.”


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