Saturday, March 29, 2003

U.S. adviser, UK scholar B. Vincent Davis dies

The Associated Press

LEXINGTON - B. Vincent Davis, a post-World War II foreign policy and defense adviser and a former University of Kentucky scholar, died Friday of complications following a stroke. He was 72.

Davis authored or co-authored more than a dozen books, including Reorganizing America's Defense, which established the groundwork for reform mandated by the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986.

In the 1950s, he was a consultant for U.S. government departments involved with international affairs. He served as a special adviser to then-CIA Director Stansfield Turner from 1977-'81.

Davis was an elected member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations and of London's International Institute for Strategic Studies. He held faculty positions at Princeton, Dartmouth and the U.S. Naval War College.

Davis served as both executive director and president of the International Studies Association, the only person ever to hold both positions.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Milward Funeral Directors in Lexington.

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