John Marlan Poindexter (born August 12, 1936) is a retired United States naval officer and Department of Defense official. He was Deputy National Security Advisor and National Security Advisor for the Reagan administration. He was convicted in April 1990 of multiple felonies as a result of his actions in the Iran–Contra affair, but his convictions were reversed on appeal in 1991.
|14th National Security Advisor|
December 4, 1985 – November 25, 1986
|Preceded by||Bud McFarlane|
|Succeeded by||Frank Carlucci|
John Marlan Poindexter
August 12, 1936
Odon, Indiana, U.S.
|Children||5 sons (including Dex)|
|Education||United States Naval Academy (BS)|
California Institute of Technology (MS, PhD)
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1958–1987|
|Rank|| Rear Admiral|
Vice Admiral (temporary)
Destroyer Squadron 31
|Awards||Legion of Merit (2)|
Presidential Service Badge
- "Chapter 3: United States v. John M. Poindexter". Federation of American Scientists.
- LINDA GREENHOUSEPublished: December 08, 1992 (1992-12-08). "Supreme Court Roundup; Iran-Contra Appeal Refused by Court - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01.