Frank Charles Carlucci III

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Frank Charles Carlucci III has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since at least 1995.

Carlucci is a director on United Defense Industries (the United States' largest defense contractor), which is owned by the Carlyle Group, a merchant bank based in Washington, D.C., of which Carlucci is the chairman. Carlucci joined Carlyle in 1989.

Carlucci is both a trustee of the RAND Corporation and co-chair of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy (CMEPP), which "sets the standard for research and analysis on the Middle East

Carlucci served a long career with the U.S. Government. He was a Foreign Service Officer from 1956 to 1980. Government service included positions as Deputy Secretary of Defense (1980-82), Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (1978-80), Ambassador to Portugal (1975-78), Under Secretary of Health Education and Welfare (1973-75), Deputy Director of OMB (1970-72), and Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (1969).

"Mr. Carlucci is Chairman Emeritus of both Nortel Networks and the Carlyle Group. He also is affiliated with distinguished think tanks including the RAND Corporation (a member of it Board of Trustees) and Project for the New American Century." He is also currently on the board of advisors for the Alliance for a New Kosovo. [1]

Before returning to Government service, Carlucci was Chairman and CEO of Sears World Trade, a business he joined in 1983. He was President Ronald Reagan's National Security Advisor in 1987 and Secretary of Defense from 1987 to 1988.

He is Chairman Emeritus of The Academy of Diplomacy and his name has been linked with the Hudson Institute.

Carlucci either serves or has served on the following corporate boards: Ashland, Inc.; BDM International, Inc.; East New York Savings Bank; General Dynamics Corporation; Kaman Corporation; National Endowment for Democracy; Neurogen Corporation; Northern Telecom Limited; The Quaker Oats Company; SunResorts, Ltd., N.V.; Texas Biotechnology Corporation; Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc.; Westinghouse Electric Corporation; and the Board of Trustees for the RAND Corporation.

Among his awards and honors are: 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; Defense Department Distinguished Civilian Service Award, 1977; Health, Education and Welfare Distinguished Civilian Service Award, 1975; and State Department Superior Service Award, 1971.

He is Chairman Emeriti of the American Academy of Diplomacy. [1]

Resources and articles


  1. Board, American Academy of Diplomacy, accessed July 30, 2007.
  2. Trustees, National Policy Association (Catched Page 2002), accessed March 3, 2008.
  3. IRI International, SECINFO from 1997, accessed April 17, 2009.
  4. Trustees, RAND Corporation, accessed February 8, 2011.

External Links (date order)

  • Louis Wolf and William Vornberger, "Diplomat, Businessman, Spy", Covert Action Information Bulletin, Spring 1987, No. 27, pp. 61–63.
  • Tim Shorrock, Company Man, The Nation, March 25, 2002.
  • "Board of Advisors", Alliance for a New Kosovo, Accessed October 2006.