Statement by NSN on the Passing of Samuel R. Berger

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Statement by NSN on the Passing of Samuel R. Berger

Statement by NSN on the Passing of Samuel R. Berger

December 2, 2015

Today, the boards and staff of the National Security Network are saddened by the loss of Sandy Berger, our Advisory Board Chair who passed away after a battle with cancer. Sandy was a committed public servant who devoted his career to America’s national security. As Chair of NSN’s Advisory Board, Sandy was instrumental in shaping the organization’s message of progressive internationalism, which promoted engagement with the world in a manner consistent with America’s values.

NSN Executive Director John Bradshaw said:  “Sandy was an engaged and hands-on Advisory Board Chair who cared deeply about our work and who brought many national security experts who admired him and his work into the organization’s network.  He was a source of inspiration and guidance to me and the NSN staff.  He will be greatly missed.” 

NSI Co-Chair Daniel Cruise said: “For many of us, Sandy’s friendship and mentorship over the decades helped shape our careers and world views. His wise counsel and passion for national security helped usher in the next generation of foreign policy leaders. His balanced and holistic view on world affairs guided our work at NSN. He will be deeply missed.”

NSN Founder Rand Beers: “Sandy was a mentor and friend both at the White House and NSN. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts go out to his wife Susan and his family.”

Photo Credit: December 22, 1997: President Clinton walks with National Security Advisor Sandy Berger. [US Government Work, accessed 12/2/2015]

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