Jonathan Trumbull Howe (born August 24, 1935) is a retired four-star United States Navy Admiral, and was the Special Representative for Somalia to United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali from March 9, 1993, succeeding Ismat Kittani from Iraq, until his resignation in February 1994. Howe was also the former Deputy National Security Advisor in the first Bush Administration. He currently is Executive Director of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. Howe is a 1957 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and earned M.A., M.A.L.D. (Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy), and Ph.D. degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University from 1968-1969. He retired from the United States Navy in 1992.
Jonathan T. Howe
|Born||August 24, 1935|
San Diego County, California, U.S.
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1957–1992|
|Commands held||USS Berkeley (DDG-15)|
Destroyer Squadron 31
Cruiser-Destroyer Group 3
US Naval Forces Europe
Allied Forces Southern Europe
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal (6)|
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
National Security Medal
|Other work||U.N. Special Representative for Somalia|
President, Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
Howe's Naval commands include the USS Berkeley (DDG-15) (1974–1975), Destroyer Squadron 31 (1977–1978), and Cruiser-Destroyer Group Three (1984–1986). His other assignments include Military Assistant to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969–1974), Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs (1975–1977), Chief of Staff of the Seventh Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan (1978–1980), Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1981 to 1982, Director of the State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs from 1982 to 1984, Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium (1986–1987), Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1987–1989). From May 1989 he served simultaneously as Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe. Following that assignment, he was named Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs by President George H. W. Bush in 1991, succeeding Robert M. Gates when he moved on to become CIA director.
He is author of the 1971 book Multicrises: Seapower and Global Politics in the Missile Age.
Admiral Howe is married to Dr. Harriet Mangrum Howe, whom he met in high school; her father, Richard C. Mangrum, was a U.S. Marine Corps general and served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and his father, Hamilton W. Howe, was a Navy Admiral. She was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida. They have six grown children, and currently reside in Florida.
Awards and decorationsEdit
- Navy Surface Warfare Officer insignia
- Silver SSBN Deterrent Patrol insignia with six gold stars
- Defense Distinguished Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster
- Navy Distinguished Service Medal with one gold award star
- Defense Superior Service Medal
- Legion of Merit with two award stars
- National Security Medal
- National Defense Service Medal with two bronze service stars
- Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with service star
- Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
- Department of Public Information, United Nations (1997-03-21). "United Nations Operation in Somalia II -- (UNISOM II)". Retrieved 2006-11-15.
- "Board of Trustees and Staff". The Arthur Vining David Foundations. Archived from the original on 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2006-11-15.
- "Nomination of Jonathan T. Howe to be Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs". George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 1991-11-19. Archived from the original on August 25, 2004. Retrieved 2006-11-15.
- "Bush Names Security Deputy". New York Times. 1991-11-20. Retrieved 2006-11-15.
- Howe, Jonathan T. (1971). Multicrises: Seapower and Global Politics in the Missile Age. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-08043-5. OCLC 159041.
- Patton, Charlie (June 12, 2006). "City will meet the world through his steering". Florida Times-Union. Swarthmore College - Swarthmore in the News, June 29, 2006. p. B-1. Archived from the original on July 19, 2007.
- "Sociology Department faculty". University of North Florida. Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-11-15.
- "Remarks on Presenting the National Security Medal to Admiral Jonathan T. Howe and an Exchange With Reporters". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 2006-11-15.
| Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs
May 10, 1982 – July 1, 1984
John T. Chain, Jr.
| Deputy National Security Advisor
1991 – 1993