Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster was one of the leading soldier-scholars of his time. He was one of the key figures during the Cold War - one who stood among the dominant American military and political personalities of those times. Later, he restored the integrity of West Point during a major ethical crisis. Few military men of his generation have been both “warriors” and “thinkers,” yet Gen. Goodpaster qualifies to be among that select company. He was a dedicated cold warrior throughout his active duty military career of nearly forty years. Nevertheless, he was also a sophisticated observer and commentator on the foreign policy and national security scene for nearly a quarter-century thereafter. None of his contemporaries established so clearly the efficacy of effective policy planning and execution as did General Goodpaster, having served General Dwight Eisenhower in establishing the international military component of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and then serving President Eisenhower as his Staff Secretary. From his relatively humble origins, he achieved the highest international military command assignment possible – as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR). Upon his final retirement and for over a quarter-century thereafter, he was actively involved both the formal and informal world of Washington policy-making, making his mark repeatedly as a respected participant.