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