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roved For Rise 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467A1000100 DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE WASHINGTON, D.C. 20520 January 14, 1976 The Honorable William E. Colby Director of Central Intelligence Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D.C. 20505 Dear Mr. Colby: We greatly appreciate your willingness to spend an hour and a half with the Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy at this very busy and difficult time in your life. The opportunity to hear your views on and to discuss with .you the condition of America's intelligence system beginning at 21". `'. on Wednesday, January 21 is one we know we will benefit from considerably. Enclosed are information of use to our speakers, a description and brochure of the Seminar and biographies of the Members and staff. We look forward to welcoming you again to the Senior Seminar. Enclosures: 1. Brochure 2. Biographies 3. Info for Speakers 4. Description of Course ApproveaIIPor 9 e9 ease` 6B'/d'69 :Ie -f f3YT~MbOT4tr!'Ab' 0bb4MN!8' Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 pproved For PAO&j 05/06%08: CIA-RDP79M00467A00310001000 SCANLAN, f-I HENNEMEYER, John D. Robert T. lwtl Foreign Service Officer, Class 2, De- partment of State; born Minnesota 1927; Political Counselor, American Embassy, Warsaw, Poland. Previous Service: USSR, Poland, Uruguay. SMITH, Carl R. Colonel, U.S. Air Force; born Pennsyl- vania 1933; Chief, Executive Branch, Plans and Policy Division, SHAPE. Previous Service: Vietnam, Belgium. SELIGMANN, Albert L. Foreign Service Officer, Class 1, De- partment of State; born New York 1925; Deputy Assistant Chief of Mis- sion, U.S. Mission Berlin. Previous Service: Japan, Thailand, Germany, (Berlin). TANGUY, Charles R. Foreign Service Officer, Class 1, De- partment of State; born Pennsylvania 1921; Deputy Chief of Mission, Amer- ican Embassy, The Hague, Nether- lands. Previous Service: Greece, Morocco, Italy, Switzerland, Malaysia, Turkey, ov4dnrof RCI Q 9W2005/06/08 : CI Foreign Service Officer, Class 1, De- partment of State; born Illinois 1925; Principal Officer, Dusseldorf, Ger- many - Previous Service: Germany, United Kingdom, Tanganyika, Norway. KARKASHIAN, John E. Foreign Service Officer, Class 2, De- partment of State; born Massachu- setts 1925; Director, Office Bolivia/ Chile Affairs, Bureau of Inter-Ameri- can Affairs. Previous Service: Chile, Panama, lebuador, Costa Rica. HIRSCHFELD, Thomas J. Career Civil Service, Grade 16, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; born Germany 1930; Chief, Regional Division. Previous Service: Korea, Sweden, Cambodia, Germany. KOVNER, Milton Foreign Service Officer, Class 2, De- partment of State; born New York City 1929; Deputy Director, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs. Previous Service: Moscow, Brussels. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 ~ i n yer~v'c In~tl e SIM e?V>ple?var ease 2005/06108 :CIA=RDP79M00467A003100010009- Arlington, Virginia MEMBERS Telephone: Area Code 703, 235-8766 or Area Code 703, 235-8767 ASKIN, Peter W. Foreign Service Reserve Officer, Class 2, Agency for International Develop- ment; born South Dakota 1929; Di- rector of the Office of Cambodia Af- fairs. Previous Service: Guatemala, Paraguay, Vietnam. BURKE, John R. IN FOREIGN POLICY Foreign Service Officer, Class 1, De- partment of State; born Wisconsin 1924; Director, Office of Caribbean Affairs. Previous Service: Thailand, France, Vietnam, Haiti. BYRNE, Patricia M. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA- OF THE 'EIGHTEENTH SENIOR SEMINAR Foreign Service Officer, Class 1, De- partment of State; born Ohio 1925; Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Previous Service: Greece, Vietnam, 001 ,T'r{ft60-gaos, France. AN ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM pproved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA=R}9M0046 The Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy provides the senior most training available to officials of .United States Government agencies with foreign affairs responsibilities. This ten-month program, begun in 1958, is conducted annually by the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of State. It has a membership composed of senior grade officials with twenty to twenty-five years of government ex- perience. The Eighteenth Senior Seminar is composed of 27 Members, thirteen of whom are Foreign Service Officers from the Department of State, with the remainder coming from the United States Infor- mation Agency, Agency for International Develop- ment, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Agriculture, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the four Armed Services. AN OBJECTIVE: Updating knowledge of the USA The purpose of the Senior Seminar is to expand and deepen the Members' perceptivity of and per- spectives on what is happening and why in America and the world. This is accomplished through a cur- riculum composed of speakers on a wide range of subjects, travel throughout the U. S., reading, an individual case study and in-house discussions. The study of current issues - political, economic and social - in this country and of contemporary trends in American science, industry and cultural life is a major feature of the Seminar's curriculum. On-the-spot exchanges with leaders in these fields and with eminent educators, businessmen, labor leaders and chief executives of state and municipali- ties during field trips are an important component of the Seminar's program. This exposure enhances Members' ability to under- stand and interpret dynamic changes in the United States and to reach thoughtful judgements which will be of help in their future official capacities. The I1S i' 0 8 reign Policy, lftwl~ Department of State Washington, D. C. 20520 study of domestic ApRfi"eq ugr "gq&3qP5fflP/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Seminar's study of foreign policy problems. Approved For Release 2005/06/08: CIA=S M0 OR09= STAFF OF THE SEMINAR SENIOR SEMINAR IN IN George M. BENNSKY Deputy Coordinator Foreign Service Officer, Class 2, De- partment of State; born North Caro- lina 1923; Director, Office of Fuels and Energy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. Previous Service: Lebanon, India, Peru. EIGHTEENTH SESSION 1975 - 1976 ITS PURPOSES AND ITS MEMBERSHIP FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE proved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Ambassador John F. ROOT Coordinator Foreign Service Officer since 1946; Service in Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Rabat, Algiers, Department of State, Washington. Ambassador to Ivory Coast 1969-1974. Patricia A. WOODRING Special Assistant FOREIGN POLICY Foreign Service Reserve Officer, Class 7, Department of State. Previous Service: Laos, Yugoslavia, Phil- ippines. Approvedfglease 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79M00467A003100010009-8 oretgn Service tttute Department of State EIGHTEENTH SESSION September 2, 1975 - June 25, 1.976 DESCRIPTION OF COURSE I. MEMBERSHIP The Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy is the senior most training available to officials of United States Government agencies with foreign affairs responsibilities. It is conducted by the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of State and has a membership predominantly composed of Class 1 and 2 Foreign Service Officers, GS-16 civil servants and colonel level military officers. The Eighteenth Session numbers 28, split 50-50 between Foreign Service Officers and officials of ether agencies -- three from USIA, two from each of AID and CIA, one from each of the four uniformed military services and one from each of the Eollowing: Agriculture, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the FBI. They all have had 20 to 25 years' experience in government, including in supervisory and management positions. II. PURPOSE The purpose of the Seminar is to give selected officials, prior to their moving into upper senior positions, a ten-month opportunity for expanding and deepening their perceptivity of and perspectives on what is happening and why in America and the world. The emphasis is on broadening their understanding of the issues and forces at work in America and the world rather than on training in methods and techniques of management or other specific subjects. The Seminar encourages free and vigorous inquiry into the complexities of U.S. domestic and foreign policy issues and problems and their interrelationships. III. CURRICULUM The curriculum is composed of speakers on a wide range of subjects, travel throughout the United States, reading, an individual case study and in-house discussions. After an initial week for orientation and just over a week of overviews on the major issues facing America and the world, the Seminar spends twenty- two weeks on what is happening and in prospect in virtually all areas of life in these United States. This includes concentrated attention on the economic situation and trends during the third and fourth weeks. There are also four trips by the group, in this period, to 14 cities in the Mid- and Far-West, Canada and Appalachia, the Northeast and the South. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved Frelease 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79M004 7A003100010009-8 .Description -2- The Seminar meets, both in Washington, D.C. and on trips, with top federal, state and city government officials, senators and congressmen, military leaders, scientists, businessmen, union leaders, academics, students, farmers, religious leaders, artists, philosophers, minority leaders, etc. Reading is related to these meetings, as well as encouraged in general. During the above time frame, the Members of the Seminar have the opportunity to appraise their styles of management and decision-making in an environment that individually shows them their strengths and weak- nesses and points the way to more effective methods. There are also speakers on analytical and decision-making techniques and systems and the uses and potentials of computers. Following six weeks (including travel, research and writing) devoted 1o individual case studies on domestic or foreign subjects chosen in consultation with the Coordinator, the Seminar spends eleven to twelve weeks digging into major world problems, U.S. foreign policy, and national security and intelligence issues. In this period, there are trips to military installations. Also, Members will make their oral presentations and defenses of their case studies toward the end of this period. The final two weeks are devoted to summing-up and graduation. Throughout the 43 weeks of the course there are in-house sessions for the purpose of reviewing and evaluating areas of inquiry and trips and for discussion of selected issues. IV. METHOD OF STUDY As its name implies, the Senior Seminar method relies upon colloquy. For a decade and a half, distinguished citizens and officials, scholars and professionals, statesmen and soldiers, entrepreneurs and artists, workers and farmers have shared their wisdom with the Seminar. They spark and guide the dialogue that animates this ten-month program. It is to them that the Seminar owes its reputation as a unique and rewarding experience. V. RESULT By the time the Seminar ends, its Members -- both as a group and as individuals -- have composed a mosaic of America, based on what they saw and heard during the months they spent together. While each Member sees that final image in a particular light, all enthusiastically acclaim the excitement and stimulation of this broadening experience. To some extent the viewer is transformed as his viewpoint expands, and the colloquy of the Seminar brings each Member into a new phase of his or her professional life. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved F r elease 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79M00"7A0031000100q Foreign Service Ins itute Department of State INFORMATION FOR GUEST SPEAKERS PRIVILEGED CHARACTER OF THE SEMINAR Seminar meetings with guest speakers are privileged and closed to the. public and press. All discussions with speakers are considered off the record and the speaker's remarks, whether made in Seminar sessions or in casual conversation with Members, are never attributed. All Members hold Top Secret, Cosmic and 'Q' clearances. PROCEDURE Seminar meetings are normally scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. or at 2:00 p.m. and last about two and one-half hours. They are informal. One of the Members acts as Chairman, introduces the speaker and moderates the discussion period. Speakers set the framework for discussion in an opening talk, usually lasting from 30 to 40 minutes.. Most speakers remain seated. After a coffee break, the speaker and the Seminar Members reassemble for questions, answers and exchanges of views. Audio-visual aids (blackboards, projectors, etc.) can be provided if desired and requested in advance by the speaker. (Wives of Seminar Members have a standing invitation to attend, as observers, sessions not involving classified information.) LOCATION The Seminar occupies part of the 12th floor of the Foreign Service Institute (State Annex 3), at 1400 Key Blvd., Arlington (Rosslyn.area), Virginia. (See map attached.) The Foreign Service Institute is 10 minutes' drive from the main building of the Department of State, and 20 minutes from National Airport. The Seminar is unable to provide transportation for speakers, but a free shuttle bus service operates every 15 minutes between the North Entrance of the Department of State in Washington, and the FSI in Rosslyn. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467A003100010009-8 Approved Fir Release 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79MO04KA003100010009-8 Info. for Guest Speakers -2- PARKING Parking space is available in the building for speakers who drive their own cars. The parking entrances marked "C" or 'ID" are on the Nash Street side of the FSI. Speakers should tell the attendant they will be speaking to the Senior Seminar; they will be given a special visitor's parking ticket, half of which is placed on the car. The other half should be presented at the Senior Seminar for signature, which the speaker should return to the parking attendant upon departure from the parking area. The Coordinator, Ambassador John F. Root, and the Deputy Coordinator, Mr. George M. Bennsky, will,be glad to provide further information if needed. The Seminar's telephone numbers are: (area code 703) 235-8766, 8767. Attachment: Map Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 SENIOR SEMINAR IN FOREIGN POLICY FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE Department of State 1400 Key Boulevard Rosslyn, Virginia THEODORE ROOSEVELT ISLAND 11 Approved F Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00407AO03100010009-8 flv B{J~. R pOL 0?a L~JSLT`ar -1' Mailing address: SENIOR SEMINAR IN FOREIGN POLICY M/FSI, Rm. 1209 Department of State Washington D.C. 20520 Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M0b467Ab03100010009-8 . Approved F Release 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79M00'7A003100010009-8 Foreign Service Institute ,.SENIOR SEMINAR IN fOREIGN POLICY Department of State ASKIN, Peter W. EIGHTEENTH SESSION September 2, 1975 - June 25, 1976 MEMBERS' BIOGRAPHIES FSR-2 Born: South Dakota, 1929 M Education: St. Johns University (1947-49); Montana State University, B.A. History and Political Science (1951); Montana State University, M.S. International Relations (1956); University of Pittsburgh (1968-69). 1) Experience: U.S. Army (1951-54); Investigator, U.S. Civil Service Commission (1956-59); Management Intern, U.S. Civil Service Commission (1959-61); Management Analyst, Agency for International Development (AID) (1961-62: Desk Officer for Guatemala, AID/Washington (1962-63); Assistant Program Officer, U.S. AID Mission to Guatemala (1963-65); Program Officer, U.S. AID Mission to Paraguay (1965-68); Graduate Student in Economic and Social Development Studies, University of Pittsburgh (1968-69); Assistant Director for Development Office of Argentine, Paraguayan and Uruguayan Affairs, AID/Washington (1969-72); Deputy Associate Director of Programs, U.S. AID Mission to South Vietnam (1972-74); Director, Office of Cambodian Affairs, AID/Washington (1974-75); Deputy Executive Director, Emergency Indochina Relief and Coordination Committee (April/May 1974); Assistant Director for Operations, Interagency Indochina Resettlement Task Force (1975); Superior Honor Award (1971). Previous Position: Director, Office of Development Planning, Bureau for East Asia, AID/Washington. BURKE, John Richard FSO-1 Born: Wisconsin, December 7, 1924 Education: B.A. (History), University of Wisconsin, 1947; M.A. (History), University of Wisconsin, 1950. Experience: U.S. Navy, Pacific (1943-46); Japan/Korea/Europe (1950-53); LCDR; Wisconsin State Historical Society, Librarian (1947-50); Administrative Assistant to the Director (1953-56); Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin (1954-46); Bangkok, Deputy Chief, SEATO Division (1957-58); Paris, Consular Officer (1958-61); Assistant British Desk Officer, Department (1961-62); Vietnamese Language Training (1962); Saigon, Political Officer (1963-65); Acting Chief, Political Section (1965-66); Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary, EA, Department (1966-67); Director, Vietnam Working Group, Department (1967-69); National War College (1969-70); Haiti, Deputy Chief of Mission (1970-72); Director, Office of Caribbean Affairs (19 7~p~?a3eal'oerrl ~fe oen~bCAYd / 8 18fhRDP79MOO467AO03100010009-8 Previous Position: Director, Office of Caribbean Affairs Approved F Release 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79M00M7A003100010009-8 -2- BYRNE, Patricia M. FSO-1 STATE Born: Ohio, June 1, 1925 Ecucation: Vassar College, AB, 1946; School of Advanced International Studies, MA, 1947. Experience: Department of State: American Embassy, Athens (1949); American Embassy, Saigon (1952); Commend. Serv. Award (1954); Department, International Relations Officer (1955); Officer-in-Charge, Laos Affairs (1957); American Embassy, Izmir (1958); Merit Service Award, 1958; Ankara (1960); American Embassy, Vientiane (1962); Department, Foreign Affairs Officer(1964); Officer-in-Charge, Dependent Area Affairs (1964); UN Political Affairs (1966); Supervisor, Personnel Staffing Specialist (1966); Special Assistant (1967); Detailed to National War College (1968); American Embassy, Paris, Political Officer (1969); Colombo, Deputy Chief of Mission-Counselor (1973). American Embassy, DAVIS, Carl Edward FSIO-2 Born: Education: Experience: Colorado, March 8, 1927. University of Denver, BS Business Administration, 1948. Advertising Copywriter and Advertising Manager on Newspapers (1947-50); Assistant Editor, University Public Relations Office (1950-52); Staff Director, Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives (1952-55); Information Officer, U.S. Embassy, La Paz, Bolivia (1955-57); Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senate (1957-58); Public Affairs Officer, Dominican Republic (1958-59); Public Affairs Officer, Panama (1960-65); Officer in Charge, Special Projects Office (USIA), Miami, Florida (1965-68); Public Affairs Officer, Santiago Chile (1968-71); Meritorious Service Award, 1964; Superior Honor Award, 1968. Previous Position: Chief, Latin American Division, Voice of America (1971-75). FRANCIS, Albert A. FSO-2 Born: Virginia, October 11, 1932. Education: Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences, BA, 1957; University of California, MA, 1958. Experience: U.S. Army (1952-55); State Department: FSR-8 (8/58); FSO-8 (10/58); Exchange Program Officer (1959); Language Training, FSI (1959); Chiengmai (1960); FSO-7 (1961); Bangkok, Political Officer (1964); Department, Inter- national Relations Officer (1965); FSO-5 (1965); Saigon, Political Adviser to III Marine Amphibian Force (Danang),(1966); Political Officer (1967); FSO-4 (1967); Udorn, Political Officer (1967); FSO-3 (1969); Detailed to the Department of the Army (1971-72); Naha (1972), Political Military Affairs Officer (1972); Language Training, FSI (1973); Political Officer, Saigon (1973); Political-Military Affairs Officer (1974); FSO-2 (1974). Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved FQpRelease 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79MOO' 7A003100010009-8 -3- FULTON, Arthur B. GS-16 Born : Pennsylvania, December 18, 1929. Education : Bachelor of Arts (History/Government), Otterbein College (Ohio), 1951; Juris Doctor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1957. Experience: U.S. Army (Special Agent - Counter Intelligence Corps), (1951-54; Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice: Louisville, Kentucky, Field Office, (1957-58); Covington, Kentucky, Resident Agency, (1958-59); New York, New York, Field Office, (1959-66) As Field Agent; Supervisor, Extremist Section, Intelligence Division, FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., (1966-71); Counselor, New Agents Training, Training Division, FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., and FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia (1971); Inspection Staff, Inspection Division, FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., and Field Offices around the Country, (1971- 72); Unit Chief, Black Nationalist-West Unit, Extremist Section, Intelligence Division, FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., (1972); Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Field Office, (1973); Section Chief, IS-3 Section (Research and Training), Intelligence Division, FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., (1974-Present). Member, District of Columbia Bar and American Bar Association; Admitted to Practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Previous Position: Chief., IS-3 Section (Research and Training), Intelligence Division, FBI Headquarters, Department of Justice, J. Edgar Hoover Building, Washington, D.C. GILDNER, Jay W. FSIO-1 USIA Born : Iowa, July 14, 1926 Education : University of Minnesota, BA (Humanities/Journalism), 1949. Experience: U.S. Army Air Corps, (1945); Daily Newspaper, (1949-50); Director, Advertising and Public Relations for Retail Store Chain, (1950-55); Chief, Media Analysis Branch, USIS, Bonn, (1955); Information Officer, Berlin (1955-56); Director, U.S. Information and Cultural Center, Berlin, (1956-59); Cultural Affairs Officer, Stuttgart, (1959-60); Branch Public Affairs Officer and' Consul, Toronto, (1960-61); Assistant Press Secretary to President Kennedy, The White House, (1961-62); Chief, News Policy Guidance Officer, Deputy Chief, Policy Guidance Staff, USIA, Washington, D.C., (1962-65); Public Affairs Officer, Tel Aviv, (1965-68); Counselor of Embassy for Public Affairs, Tehran, (1968-71); Assistant Director, USIA (West Europe), (1971- 75). Phi Beta Kappa, 1949; Superior Honor Award, 1967. Previous Position: Assistant Director, USIA, (West Europe). Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved F4*Release 2005/06/084 CIA-RDP79M00 'Fi`lA003100010009-8 HENNEMEYER, Robert T. FSO-1 STATE Born : Chicago, Illinois, December. 1, 1925. Education : University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1947; Chicago Teacher's College, 1950; Oxford University, 1960-61; University of ?taryland, 1965-66. Experience: U.S. Army, European Theatre, 1944-46; Teacher, Chicago City High Schools and .Junior College; Program Officer, Division of Exchange of Persons, Department of State, (1952); Director, America Houses Bremen and Bremerhaven, (1952-53); Officer-in-Charge, American Consulate, Bremerhaven, (1953); Assistant Secretary, Allied General Secretariat, Allied High Commission, Bonn, (1954); Personal Assistant to the Ambassador, Bonn, (1954-56); Economic Officer, American Consulate General, Munich, (1956-57); Assistant Chief of Protocol, Department of State, (1957-58); Desk Officer for Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Gambia, Bureau of African Affairs, (1958-60); Oxford University (African Area Studies), (1960-61); Deputy Principal Officer, Chief, Political Section, and Deputy Chief of Mission, American Consulate General and American Embassy, t)ar es Salaam, (1961-64); Faculty Adviser, U.S. Naval Academy, (1964-66); Deputy Director and Director, Funtional Personnel Program, Department of State, (1966-67); Special Assistant to Director General and to Director of Personnel, Department of State, (1967-68); Chief, Political Section, American Embassy, Oslo, (1968-71); Meritorious Honor Awards, 1964 and 1971. Previous Position: American Consul General, Dusseldorf. HIRSCHFEI,D, Thomas J. GS-16 ACDA Born : Germany, June 21, 1930 Education : University of Pennsylvania, AB (History), 1952; Columbia University, MA (International Relations), 1956. Experience: Marine Corps, 1st Lt., Korea, (1953-54); Trainee, Steamship Company, (1956); Appointed FSO-8, 1956-assigned Bureau of Intelligence and Research; Visa Officer and Economic Officer, Stockholm, (1958-61); Political Officer, Phnom Penh, (1961-63); Officer in Charge of Cambodian Affairs, (1963-65); Personnel Officer,(1965); Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of German Affairs, (1966-68); Political Officer, Bonn, (1968-69). Resigned U.S. Foreign Service, 1969. Appointed Deputy Chief, Regional Division, ACDA, September, 1969. Chief, 1973. Member of the U.S. Delegation to preliminary MBFR Conference, Vienna, (1973); U.S. Delegation to CSCE I, Helsinki; Senior Advisor, U.S. MBFR Delegation, Vienna, (1974). Previous Position: Chief, Regional Division, US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved E Release 2005/06/08 : cA-RDP79M00t7A003100010009-8 KARKASHIAN, John E. FSO-2 Born : Massachusetts, March 28, 1925 Education : University of Southern California, BA (Foreign Service), 1950; University of Southern California, MA (Political Science), 1951. Experience: U.S. Army, (1943-46), European Theater; Department of State, International Economist/Foreign Affairs Officer, (1951-55); Economic Officer, San Jose, (1.956-59); Commercial Attache, Quito, (1959-61); Stanford University, (1961-62); Department of State, Ecuador Desk Officer, ARA, (1962-65); Panama, Chief of Political Section, (1965-68); Counselor for Political Affairs, Santiago, (1968-71); Department of State, Deputy Director, Office of Bolivia/Chile Affairs, ARA, (1971-73). Previous Position: Director, Office of Bolivia/Chile Affairs, ARA, Department of State KOVNER, Milton Born : New York, December 13, 1929 Education : City College of New York, BSSS in History, 1951; School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, MA (International Affairs) (Soviet Studies), 1952; Georgetown University, Ph.D. (International Relations) (International Economics), 1960. Experience: Research Fellow, University of Oklahoma, (1951); Middlebury College Summer. Russian Language School, (1952); U.S. Army, G-2, Intelligence, Army Security Center, (1952-54); Psywar Division, Human Resources Research Office, (1954-55); Central Intelligence Agency, (1955-66); Department of State, Chief, Communist Foreign Economic Policy Division, INR, (1966- 69); Economic Counselor, Moscow, (1969); Economic Advisor, U.S. Mission to NATO, (1969-73); Lecturer on Soviet Affairs, SAIS, (1960-69). Phi Beta Kappa; Meritorious Honor Award: National Honor Scholastic Societies (History, Education): The Challenge of Coexistence (Public Affairs Press, 1960); Articles in Scholarly Journals. Previous Position: Deputy Director (Economic Affairs), Office of Soviet Union Affairs. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved F, Release 2005/06/08 6CIA-RDP79M0C7A003100010009-8 LEWIS, Willis Ivan. Jr. Captain USN Born : Illinois, November 24, 1930 Education : BA, McKendree College, 1952. Experience: U.S. Navy: Pilot Training, (1952-54); Utility Squadron SEVEN, NAS NORTH ISLAND, ? California; Fighter Squadron 124 (F7U) NAS Miramar, California, (1955-56); (one WESTPAC deployment, USS HANCOCK); Attack Squadron 126 (F7U, F9F) NAS Miramar, (1956-57); Flight Instructor Advanced Training Unit 206 (F9F) and Basic Training Unit 9 (T2V) NAS Pensacola, Florida,?(1957-59); Flight ? Instructor 3615th Pilot Training Wing (T-33) Craig AFB, Alabama, (1960-61); Attack Pilot, Heavy Attack Squadron NINE (A3D), NAS Sanford, Florida, (1961-63); (two Mediterranean deployment USS SARATOGA); Landing Signal Officer, Replacement Air Wing Four (A4), NAS Cecil Field, Florida, (1963-65); Student, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, (1965-66); Reconnaissance pilot, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron Six (RA5C), NAS Sanford, Florida, (1966-67), (one WESTPAC deployment USS RANGER), Commanding Officer, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron Fourteen (RA5C), NAS Albany, Georgia, (1967-69); (one Mediterranean deployment, USS J. F. KENNEDY); Assistant Air Operations Staff, Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, London, England, (1970-71); Commander Attack Carrier Air Wing Six (F4, A6, A7) NAS Cecil Field, Florida, (1972-73),(one Mediterranean deployment, USS F. D. ROOSEVELT). Previous Position: Executive Assistant to Director, Command and Control and Communications (C3) Programs, Office of Chief of Naval Operations. MALONE. Gifford D. FSO-2 STATE Born : Virginia, May 31, 1930 Education : Princeton University, BA (History), 1951; Columbia University, MA (Government and Certificate of Russian Institute), 1953; Columbia University, advanced study in international relations and international law, 1957-58. Experience: U.S. Army,(1953-56); Assistant to Director, Russian Institute, Columbia University, (1957-58); Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, analyst, USSR, (1959-61); Vice Consul, American Embassy, Warsaw, (1961-62), Economic Officer, (1962-63); Student at USA Russian Language Institute, Oberammeugau, Germany, (1963-64); American Embassy, Moscow, Assistant Administrative Officer, (1964-65); Economic Officer, (1965-66); Department of State, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, (1966-69); Executive Secretariat, (1969-71); American Embassy, Warsaw, Chief Political Section, (1971-73). Previous Position: Deputy Assistant Director (Soviet.Union & Eastern Europe), USIA. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved FQpRelease 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79M00M67A003100010009-8 -7-- MEARS, Leon G. GS-15 Born :Tennessee, December 31, 1934 Education : Ohio State University, BS (Agriculture), 1956; University of Maryland, MS (Agricultural Economics), 1965. Experience: U.S. Marine Corps, Engineer Officer, (1956-59); Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Agricultural Economist, (1959-63); American Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Assistant Agricultural Attache, (1963- 64); Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, International Marketing Specialist, (1965-67); American Embassy, Tokyo, Assistant Agricultural Attache, (1967-71); American Embassy, Santiago, Agricultural Attache, (1971-73). Previous Position: Director, Planning and Evaluation Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. STAT Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved FQp Release 2005/06/08 : #jA-RDP79M0 7A003100010009-8 MOORE, Richard G. Colonel USMC Born : New fork, July 30, 1930 Education : The Johns Hopkins University, BA (Biology), 1951; Juris Doctor The Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, 1954; The Basic School, Quantico, 1955; The U.S. Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1955; the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Short Course for Defense Attorney's in Criminal Cases, student - 1966, lecturer - 1974; the Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia, Law in Vietnam Course - 1967; and Military Judges Course - 1960; and Drug Abuse Course for Law Enforcement Officers, Bureau of Drug Abuse Control, Washington, D.C., 1968. Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois; the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia; and the United States Court of Military Appeals, Member of the Bar of the State of Illinois and of the Bar of the District of Columbia. Member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. Experience: U.S. Marine Corps, commissioned, February 1953; Officer's Basic Training, Quantico, Virginia, (1954-55); Company Officer, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, (1955); Student, the U.S. Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, (1955); Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Assistant Base Legal Officer, Trial and Defense Counsel for general courts martial, Legal Research Officer, Base Legal Assistance Officer, Law Library Officer, Counsel for Parties before Physical Evaluation Boards, and Member of Administrative Discharge Boards, (1955-59); Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Marine Corp Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, Assistant Station Legal Officer, Trial and Defense Counsel for General Courts Martial, Station Legal Assistance Officer, Station Claims Investigating Officer, Station Voting Officer, and Member of Station Boards of Survey, Civilian Welfare Fund Audit Board and Recreation Council, (1959-62); Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 3d Marine Division, FMF, Okinawa, Trial and Defense Counsel for General Courts- Martial, and Courts Martial Review Officer, (1963-64); Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 2d Marine Division, FMF, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, General Courts Martial Trial Counsel, Military Judge,Courts Martial Review Officer, and Staff Judge Advocate for the 2nd Marine Division (Rear), (1964- 66.) Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., Discipline Branch, Personnel Department, Research and Plans Officer, (1966-68); Force Logistic Command, FMF, Republic of Vietnam, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, (1968-69); 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, FMF, Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate and Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., Judge Advocate Division, Head, Military Law Branch, and Deputy Director, Judge Advocate Division. Previous Position: Deputy Director, Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved W Release 2005/06/08 : CIPRDP79M07A003100010009-8 O'SHEI, Donald M. Born: New York, July 31, 1933 Lt. Colonel USA Education: U.S. Military Academy, BS, 1956; Princeton University, MS (Civil . Engineering), 1961; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, NMAS Military Arts and Science, 1968; Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1970; U.S. Army War College, 1973. Experience: ? (1957-58); U.S. Army: Company commander, 3rd Engineer Battalion, Korea, Operations Officer, 618th Airborne Engineers and Aide De Camp to Commanding General, 1st Logistical Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, (1958-60); Resident Engineer, Karamursel, Turkey, (1962-64); Assistant Professor of Military Science, The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, (1964-66); Branch Chief, Headquarters 18th Engineer Brigade and U.S. Army Engineer Command, Vietnam, (1966-67); Engineer Staff Officer, US Army Strategy and Tactics Analysis Group, Bethesda, Maryland, (1968-70); Battalion Commander, 589th Engineer Battalion, Vietnam, (1970-71); Staff Assistant, Construction Directorate, Office of the Secretary of Defense, (1971-72); Member of the Bar, D.C., 1970. Previous Position: Strategic Research Analyst, U.S. Army War College, 1973-75. RUSSELL, Christopher H. FSR-2 Born: Singapore - May 21, 1928 Education: Yale College, BA (History), 1950; Harvard Law School, J.D. International Law, 1953. Experience: U.S. Army - Pvt. 1st Lt., Infantry, (1953-56); Lawyer - New York City, (1956-58); Department of Army Lawyer and Liaison Officer, (1958, 1961-66); Staff Assistant to President Eisenhower (Office of Staff Secretary) (1959-61); Research Fellow, Harvard Center for International Affairs, (1966-1967); Director, Center for Rural Development (Cambridge, Massachusetts), (1967-69); A.I.D. Area Coordinator - Luang Prabang, Pakse, Laos, (1969-71); A.I.D. Deputy Mission Director, Manila, Philippines, (1971-73). Previous Position: Director, Legislative Programs Coordination Staff, AID/ Washington, 1973-Present. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467A003100010009-8 Approved F? Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00ft7A003100010009-8 -10- RUSSELL, McKinney H. FSIO-l Born: New York, May 28, 1929. Education: B.A., Yale University, 1950. Experience: U.S. Army (1951-53); Refugee Resettlement Officer in Germany (1953-55); Radio Correspondent and Editor in Europe, (1955-62); USIA: Assistant Information Officer, Leopoldville, (1963-65); Policy Officer in USIA's African Area, (1965-67); Chief, USSR Division of Voice of America, (1967-69); Cultural Attache and then Counselor for Cultural Affairs (PAO), Moscow, (1969-71); PAO for FRG and West Berlin, Bonn, (1971-75). Superior Honor Award, 1965; Meritorious Honor Award, 1969. Previous Position: PAO for FRG and West Berlin, Bonn, 1971-75. SCANLAN, John D. FSO-2 Born: Thief River Falls, Minnesota, December 20, 1927. Education: University of Minnesota, BA History, 1952; MA Russian Area Studies, 1955. Experience: U.S. Navy, (1945-46; Truck driver and sales clerk, (1946-47); U.S. Army (1951); Instructor, University of Minnesota, (1955); Member, Summer Study Group to Turkey, (1954); Faculty Advisor, Summer Study Group to Yugoslavia, (1955); Entered the Foreign Service in April, 1956 and assigned to the Office of Intelligence and Research as a Soviet Analyst; Moscow, General Services Officer, (1958-60); Polish Language Training, Foreign Service Institute, (1960-61); Consular Officer, Warsaw, (July-October, 1961); Cultural Affairs Officer, Warsaw, (1961-64); Political Officer, Warsaw, (January- July, 1965); Political Officer, Montevideo, (1965-67); Principal Officer, Poznan, (1967-69); Senior State Department Representative, National Military Command Center, JCS, (1969-71); Officer-in-Charge, Soviet- American Bilateral Relations, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, State, (1971-73); Member, Falls Church City Planning Commission, (1972-73). Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved 15,4p Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M07A003100010009-8 -11- SELIGMANN, Albert L. FSO-1 Born New York, May 26, 1925 Education: Columbia College, A.B., 1943; Columbia University School of International Affairs, M.I.A, 1949. Experience: U.S. Army, (1943-47), Japanese Language Officer; Department of State Office of Intelligence and Research, Analyst for Indochina, (1949-51); Indonesia, (1951-53); and Japan (1953-55); Language Training Tokyo, (1955-56); Consul (Political Officer) Consulate General Kobe-Osaka, (1956-59); Political Officer, Tokyo, (1959-62); Deputy Chief, Political Section, Bangkok, (1962-65); Deputy Director, Office of Research and Analysis, East Asia and Pacific, Department of State, (1965-67); Special Assistant to the Director, Policy Planning Staff, Office of International Security Affairs, (ISA), Department of Defense, (1967-68); Deputy Director, Policy Planning and Arms Control Staff, ISA, (1968-69); Member, Planning and Coordination Staff, Department of State, (1969-71); Deputy Political Adviser (Chief Political Section), United States Mission, Berlin, (1971-74). Previous Position: Deputy Assistant Chief of Mission, Berlin SMITH, Carl Richard Colonel Born : Pennsylvania, December 20, 1933. Education : Franklin & Marshall College, BS (Economics), 1955; George Washington University, MS (Business Administration), 1966. Experience: U.S. Air Force: Student in Basic Navigator Training, Harlingen AFB, Harlingen, Texas, (1956); Student in Advanced Navigator/Radar/Bombardier Training, Mather AFB, Sacramento, California (1957); Student in B-52 Combat Crew Training School, Castle AFB, Merced, California, (1957); B-52 Navigator/Radar Navigator/Instructor Navigator, Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico, (1958-63); Operations Support Officer, Bombardment/Navigation Section, Headquarters 15th Air Force, March AFB, Riverside, California, (1963-65); Student at Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama, (1965-66); Planning & Programming Officer, Command Planning Division, Directorate of Plans, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, (1966-70); Combat Crew Navigator/Instructor Navigator and Wing Executive Officer, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam, (1970-71); Staff Officer, Deputy Chief of the Plans Branch, and Chief of the Nuclear Policy Section, Plans and Policy Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Belgium, (1971-74). Previous Position: Chief, Executive Branch, Plans and Policy Division, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Belgium. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved F Release 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79M00 67AO03100010009-8 -12- TANGUY, Charles R. FSO-1 Born : Pennsylvania, December 24, 1921. Education : Swarthmore College, 1939-41; Pennsylvania State University, BA (Journalism), 1947; Johns Hopkins University, 1947 (one Semester of Graduate Work in Modern History). Experience: U.S. Army, Hawaii and Guam, (1942-46) (Left the Service with the Rank of First Lieutenant); Entered the Foreign Service in June 1947 and Attended the Junior Office Course at FSI; American Embassy Athens, Assistant Agricultural Attache and Later Acting Agricultural Attache, (1947-49); American Consulate, Rabat, Political Officer and Deputy Principal Officer, (1949-52); Administrative Training Course, FSI, (1952-53); American Embassy Rome, General Services Officer and Later Acting Budget and Fiscal Officer and Acting Deputy Administrative Officer, (1953-54); American Embassy, Bern, Acting Administrative Officer, (1954-55); American Consulate, Penang, Principal Officer, (1955-56); Mid-Career Course, FSI, (1957); Department of State, International Relations Officer, Philippine Affairs and later Desk Officer for Malayan Affairs, (1957-61); American Embassy, Ankara, Deputy Chief, Political Section, (1961-65); American Embassy, Paris, Deputy Chief of Political Section in Charge of Internal Political Affairs, (1965-68); Department of State, Country Director for France/ Benelux later redesignated Western Europe, (1968-72); FSI Executive Seminar in Foreign Affairs, (1972). Meritorious Honor Award, 1965. Previous Position: Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy, The Hague. TARTTER, Jean R. FSO-2 Born . New York, October 14, 1925 Education : Brown University, BA (Economics), 1948 Experience: U.S. Army, Rifleman, European Theatre, (1944-46); Consular Officer, American Consulate Salzburg, Austria, (1948-50); and Edinburgh, Scotland, (1950-53); Political Officer, American Embassy Ottawa, (1953-56); Staff Assistant, Office of Mutual Security Affairs, Department of State, (1956- 60); U.S. Delegation to NATO, Paris, (1960-63); Armed Forces Staff College, (1963); Department of State, Swiss-Benelux Affairs and European Community Affairs, (1963-67); Head of Economic Section, U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, (1967-69); Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Stockholm, (1970-71); U.S. Delegate, Committee II. Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), Geneva, (1973-75). Previous Position: Deputy Director, Office of East-West Trade, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved FRelease 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79M007A003100010009-8 -13- TOUSSAINT, Donald R. 'S0-1 Born : Oakland, California, 1927. Education : Stanford University, BA (Political Science), 1947; Yenching University, (Peking), MA, (Political Science), 1949; Stanford University, Ph.D., Political Science, 1956. Experience: .U.S. Navy, (1945-46); Fulbright Scholarship (Peking 1948-resumed in Paris 1951-52); instructor of political science at University of Maryland, Overseas Program (1953-56); Executive Secretariat, Department of State, (1956-58); Indonesian Language Training, (1959); Junior Officer at U.S. Embassy, Jakarta and at U.S. Consulate in Medan, Indonesia, (1959-64); Political Officer at U.S. Mission to United Nations, (1964-68); Student at Imperial Defense College, Lauden, (1969); Counselor for Political Affairs, Tehran, Iran, (1970-72); Deputy Chief of Mission, Jakarta, Indonesia, (1972-75). Superior Honor Award, 1968. Previous Position: Deputy Chief of Mission, Jakarta, Indonesia. WHITING, Albert W. FSO-3 Born : Kansas, February 10, 1931 Education : Columbia University, AB, 1952; Georgetown University, 1956-57; University of Michigan, 1963-64. Experience: U.S. Navy: USS CABOT Engineering Officer, (1952); Flight Training, (1953-54); VP-5 Plane Commander, (1956). Department of State: Intelligence Research Specialist, (1957-59); Consular Officer, Rome, (1960); Economic Officer, Rome, (1961-62); Consular Officer, Genoa, (1963); Advanced Economic Training, University of Michigan, (1963-64); Financial Economist, Office of International Monetary Affairs, (1964-67); Economic Officer, Santo Domingo, (1967-70); Economic Officer, Lima, (1970-72); Counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs, La Paz, (1972-75); Meritorious Honor Award, 1974. Previous Position: Counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs, La Paz, Boliva. Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 STAT Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467AO03100010009-8 Approved R Release 2gqt(GIt.P,PF~4-~~Ig00T7A003100010009-8 Coordinator Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy Ambassador John F. Root was appointed Coordinator of the Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy in July 1974. Ambassador Root was born in Pennsylvania in 1918. He did his undergraduate studies at P-rinceton in history, and graduate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Ambassador Root served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, reaching the grade of Captain. He joined the Foreign Service in 1946 and was assigned to Sao Paulo, Brazil, as Vice Consul. He next went to the American Embassy in London where he served from 1949-52 as a Political Officer. In the summer of 1953 he attended a Seminar on the Middle East at the American University of Beirut.in Lebanon. From there (1952-56) he returned to the United States as the Desk Officer for Libya and Ethiopia, subsequently to become Officer-in-Charge, North African Affairs. In 1956 he went to the NATO Defense College in Paris and in 1957 to Rabat, Morocco, as Chief of the Political Section. In 1959 he became Deputy Director of the Office of North African Affairs; in 1962, Deputy Chief of Mission, Algiers; and in 196'5, Director of the Office of North African Affairs. In 1969 he was appointed Ambassador to Ivory Coast, where he served until his present assignment. In 1969 Ambassador Root received a citation from the Arab-American Chamber of Commerce for his contributions to U.S. relations with the Arab countries of North Africa. In 1974 he was decorated (Grand Officier) in the National Order of Ivory Coast by order of President Houphouet-I3oigny. Ambassador Root is married to Marie Louise Pirman and they have seven children. July,A11ed For Release 2005/06/08: CIA-RDP79M00467A003100010009-8 Approved FiL.Release 2(BWGQ /( $ijFlAS P19M00 A003100010009-8 George M. Bennsky Deputy Coordinator Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy Mr. Bennsky was born in December 1923 in Hickory, North Carolina. He spent almost three years (1943 to.1946) in the Army Air Corps, mostly in the China-Burma-India Theater. He then obtained a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from George Washington University in 1949 and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1950. Following his graduation from Michigan, he worked for eight months as a Research Assistant in the International Monetary Fund, during that institution's consideration of the implications of the formation of the European Payments Union. He joined the Treasury Department's Office Sf International Finance in March 1951, working first in the Middle East Section and then, in July 1952, going to Beirut, Lebanon as Assistant Treasury Representative with responsibility for advising Ambassadors and AID Directors throughout the Middle East area, bounded by Iran on the east, Egypt on the west, Turkey on the north and the Arabian Peninsula on the south. Mr. Bennsky joined the Foreign Service in mid-1956, following his return from his Middle East Treasury assignment. He served as an International Economist in the State Department's Office of Near Eastern Affairs, with responsibility for the petroleum producing states, Jordan and Iraq, from 1956-60. His next assignment was to Consulate General Madras, India, where he was Chief of the Economic and Commercial Section from 1960 to 1962 and Chief of the Political Section from 1962 to 1964. Returning to Washington, he then served as Chief of Near East Economic Affairs in the Office of Near Eastern Affairs from 1964 to 1966, followed by a year's assignment as Senior Political-Economic Officer in the United Arab Republic Country Directorate. In 1967, he was assigned as a student at the National War College. Following graduation in 1968, he served as Chief of the Economic and Commercial Section at the American Embassy and Deputy Director of the AID Mission in Lima, Peru. He was next assigned in December 1972 as Director of the Office of Fuels and Energy in the Bureau of Economic and-Business Affairs. In August 1974, Mr. Bennsky was assigned as a Member of the Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy. Following the departure in February 1975 of the Deputy Coordinator of the Seminar, he took his place in an acting capacity, to be followed by a one year assignment as Deputy Coordinator beginning June 1975. February 1, 1975 Approved For Release 2005/06/08 : CIA-RDP79M00467A003100010009-8