THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES STANSFIELD TURNER AS MEMBER OF THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY BOARD OF VISITORS
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Admiral Stansfield Turner (Ret.) of McLean, Virginia, as a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors.
Admiral Turner is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Chase Investment Counsel Corporation, and America Energy, Ltd. He was recently awarded a Research Fellowship for 1995-1996 at the Norwegian Nobel Institute of Peace in Norway. Currently, he is writing a book titled America's Challenge: Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe. Admiral Turner is also the author of Secrecy and Democracy and Terrorism and Democracy. During 1989-1990, he was the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of National Security at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Since 1991, Admiral Turner has been a Visiting Professor in the University of Maryland's Graduate School of Public Affairs.
In 1977, President Carter appointed Admiral Turner as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). At the end of his CIA appointment, Admiral Turner was presented with the National Security Medal by President Carter. Admiral Turner was previously the Commander of the United States Second Fleet in the Atlantic. In 1975, he was promoted to the rank of Admiral, and became Commander-in-Chief of NATO's Southern Flank with headquarters in Naples, Italy. He attended Amherst College, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy, and later entered Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He studied at Exeter College and earned a Master's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Admiral Turner and his wife, Eli Karin, reside in McLean, Virginia.
On behalf of the President, the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors inquires into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy.