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Barry McCaffrey
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4th Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
In office
February 29, 1996 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Lee Brown
Succeeded by John P. Walters
Personal details
Born
Barry Richard McCaffrey

November 17, 1942 (1942-11-17) (age 78)
Taunton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Relatives William J. McCaffrey (father)
Education United States Military Academy (BS)
American University (MA)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1964–1996
Rank US Army O10 shoulderboard rotated.svg General
Commands 24th Infantry Division
U.S. Southern Command

Barry Richard McCaffrey (born November 17, 1942) is a former United States Army officer and current news commentator, professor and business consultant. He served on U.S. President Bill Clinton's Cabinet as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy from 1996 to 2001. He received three Purple Heart medals during his service in the Vietnam War, two Silver Stars, and two Distinguished Service Crosses — the second-highest U.S. Army award for valor.

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