Former Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey was the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) during the Clinton Administration and served as a member of the President’s Cabinet and the National Security Council for drug-related issues. He currently serves as a national security and terrorism analyst for NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC News.
Prior to confirmation as the National Drug Policy Director, Gen. McCaffrey served as the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces Southern Command coordinating national security operations throughout Latin America. He served as the three-star assistant to General Colin Powell and supported the Chairman as the JCS advisor to the Secretary of State and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. At retirement from active duty, Gen. McCaffrey was the most highly decorated four-star general in the U.S. Army. He twice received the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest medal for valor. He was also awarded two Silver Stars for valor, and received three Purple Heart medals for wounds sustained in combat.