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John B. Bellinger, Edit Profile

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John B. Bellinger, was American federal official. Decorated Defense Superior Service medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Air medal with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star, Cross of Gallantry (Republic of Vietnam), Combat Infantry Badge.


Bellinger,, John B. was born on May 21, 1926 in New York City. Son of John Bellinger and Margaret (Thomson) Bellinger.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1948. Master of Arts, Georgetown University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1975.

Graduate, United States Army War College, 1969.


Commissioned, United States Army, 1948;advanced through grades to colonel, chief of strategy division Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1978;senior adviser Kien Giang Province, Republic of Vietnam, 1966-1967;commander, 1st battalion 37th Armor, Ansbach, Federal Republic Germany, 1967-1968;chief, plans division United States Army Vietnam, Republic of Vietnam, 1971-1972;deputy to army planner, Washington, 1973-1976;chief strategy division joint chiefs of staff, Washington, 1976-1977;retired, 1978;senior staff member, study director, President's Defense Reorganization Studies, Washington, 1978-1979;director defense guidance and program planning, Under Secretary Defense (policy), Washington, 1981-1989;policy planner, Under Secretary Defense (policy), 1989-1994;retired, 1995.


Chairman budget and finance committee, vestryman St. Peter's Episcopalian Church, 1981-1984, chairman ushers, since 1986. Member Association of the United States Army, National Political Science Honor Society, Cum Laude Society, United States Squash Racquets Association (ranked 13th in Men's 65 plus singles1993), United States Tennis Association, Army Navy Country Club (tennis committee 1973-1979, Board of Governors 1975-1978), Pentagon Officers Athletic Club.


Married Anne Taliafero Tynes, December 19, 1953. 1 child, John Bellinger, III.

John Bellinger Bellinger,

Margaret (Thomson) Bellinger,

Anne Taliafero Tynes