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Members of the Five-Star Council

The Five-Star Council is a group of prominent leaders invited by the Librarian of Congress to advise the Veterans History Project and bring it increased visibility nationwide. Members of the council, listed below, include veterans, elected officials, historians, and journalists--each with a relevant personal connection to this endeavor.

Everett Alvarez
Former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
McLean, Virginia

Lee Archer
Retired Lieutenant Colonel; CEO, Archer Assets Management
New Rochelle, New York

Julius Becton
Retired Lieutenant General
Springfield, Virginia

Tom Brokaw
Network news anchor
New York, New York

Gail Buckley
Author, Historian
New York, New York

Max Cleland
U.S. Senator
Lithonia, Georgia

Walter Cronkite
Former CBS anchorman
New York, N.Y.

Robert Dole
Former U.S. Senator
Washington, D.C.

Sam Gibbons
Former U.S. Representative
Washington, D.C.

Chuck Hagel
U.S. Senator
Omaha, Nebraska

Jeanne Holm
Retired Major General USAF
Edgewater, Maryland

Tony Hope (deceased)
USO Tours
Burbank, California

Amo Houghton
U.S. Representative
Corning, New York

Steny Hoyer
U.S. Representative
Mechanicsville, Maryland

Daniel Inouye
U.S. Senator
Honolulu, Hawaii

Francisco F. Ivarra
National Commander, American GI Forum
Denver, Colorado

John Kerry
U.S. Senator
Boston, Massachusetts

James V. Kimsey
Chairman Emeritus, AOL, Inc.
Washington, D.C.

Ron Kind
U.S. Representative
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Bob Michel
Former U.S. Representative
Washington, D.C.

Norman Mineta
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C.

James G. Parkel
President, AARP
Washington, D.C.

Anthony J. Principi
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Washington, D.C.

Francis Y. Sogi
Deputy Chairman, National Council of AJA Veterans
New York, New York

Ted Stevens
U.S. Senator
Girdwood, Alaska

John Warner
U.S. Senator
Alexandria, Virginia

Sheila Widnall
Former Secretary of the Air Force
Cambridge, Massachusetts


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