Robert McFarlane Wife: Robert McFarlane or Robert Carl McFarlane was an American Marine Corps officer who served as the National Security Advisor to Ronald Regan, the President of the US, from 1983 to 1985. He died on 12th May 2022 in Michigan at the age of 84 due to previous lung disease.
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Robert McFarlane‘s Wife and Children
Robert married Jonda Riley, known as Jonda McFarlane, after her marriage, and had three children with her, two daughters and a son.
According to his family, he was a very wise and warm person. He had a deep belief in God and lived his entire life serving humanity.
Robert McFarlane’s Death
Robert McFarlane died on 12th May 2022 at the age of 84, in Lansing, Michigan at a hospital. He was suffering from some sort of previous lung disease. At the time of his death, he was visiting his family in Michigan.
His family shared deep sadness at the loss of their beloved husband, father, and grandfather. They wished to remember him for his warmth, his wisdom, his deep belief in God, and his commitment to serving others.
Robert McFarlane’s Early Life and Family Background
Robert McFarlane was born on 12th May 2022 in Lansing, Michigan, US. His father’s name was William MacFarlane who was the congressman of Texas Democratic.
Robert McFarlane‘s Educational Qualification
After completing high school, Robert entered the US Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1955 and graduated in 1959.
He also attended Geneva Graduate Institute and the National Defense University.
He received a doctorate from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C in 2014.
Robert McFarlane‘s Career Details
During his military service, Robert served in the “United States Marine Corps” from 1959 to 1979 as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Vietnam War.
During his career as a member of the Republican Political Party, Robert served as:
- Counselor of the Department of States(1981-1982) under the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
- 12th United States National Security Advisor(1982-1983) under the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
- 13th United States National Security Advisor(1983-1985) under the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
Robert McFarlane‘s Iran-Contra scheme
Robert also pleaded guilty in March 1988 to the charges for his role in an illegal arms-fro-hostages deal. In February 1987, he tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of Valium the day earlier he has to testify before the presidential commission investigating the Iran-Contra scheme.
McFarlane was sentenced to two years probation and 200 hours of community service and was ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. However, in 1992, he was pardoned by then-President George H.W. Bush along with five others.
Robert McFarlane‘s Awards And Recognition
During his military career, Robert received several awards the list of which is given below:
|Navy Distinguished Service Medal
|Bronze Star with Valor device
|Meritorious Service Medal
|Navy Commendation Medal with Valor device
|Army Commendation Medal
|Combat Action Ribbon
|Secretary of State Distinguished Service Award
|Secretary of the Navy Medal (for his Distinguished Public Service)
|Presidential Service Badge
|Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement in 1979
|American-Swiss Friendship “Man of the Year” Award in 1985
Robert McFarlane‘s Social Media Accounts
Robert McFarlane was not active on any social media platforms.
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