Frank C. Carlucci

Frank C. Carlucci
  • Frank C. Carlucci
    CSIS Counselor
  • Frank Carlucci has a long and distinguished record of public service. He was U.S. secretary of defense from November 1987 through January 1989, following his service as assistant to the president for national security affairs, both under President Ronald Reagan. Prior to serving in these positions, he was chairman and CEO of Sears World Trade, Inc., a business he joined in 1983. Mr. Carlucci preceded his affiliation with Sears World Trade with a career in government service, which included deputy secretary of defense (1980–1982), deputy director of central intelligence (1978–1980), ambassador to Portugal (1975–1978), under secretary of health, education, and welfare (1973–1975), deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (1970–1972), and director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (1969). He was a Foreign Service officer from 1956 to 1980, and he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1954. Mr. Carlucci has been a managing director of the Carlyle Group since 1989, chairman since 1993, and chairman emeritus since 2003. He is also chairman emeritus of Nortel Networks, the US-Taiwan Business Council, and Neurogen Corporation. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Sun Resorts, Ltd., N.V. corporate board. Among Mr. Carlucci’s awards and honors are the Herbert Roback Memorial Award, 1989; George C. Marshall Award, 1989; honorary doctor of laws degree, University of Scranton, 1989; Woodrow Wilson Award, 1988; James Forrestal Award, 1988; Presidential Citizens Award, 1983; National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, 1981; Distinguished Intelligence Medal, 1981; Defense Department Distinguished Civilian Service Award, 1977; Health, Education, and Welfare Distinguished Civilian Service Award, 1975; and State Department Superior Service Award, 1971. Born on October 18, 1930, Mr. Carlucci graduated from Princeton University and attended Harvard Business School.

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