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John Deutch is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Deutch has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1970 and has served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Dean of Science and Provost, publishing over 140 technical publications in physical chemistry, as well as numerous publications on technology, energy, international security and public policy issues. Deutch has held significant government and academic posts throughout his career.

In May 1995, he was sworn in as Director of Central Intelligence following a unanimous vote in the Senate and served as DCI until December 1996. In this position, he was head of the Intelligence Community (all foreign intelligence agencies of the United States).. From March 1994 to May 1995, he served as the Deputy Secretary of Defense. From March 1993 to March 1994, Dr. Deutch served as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions and Technology.From 1977 to 1980, Deutch served in a number of positions for the U.S. Department of Energy: as Director of Energy Research, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Technology, and Undersecretary of the Department. In addition, Deutch has served on many commissions during several presidential administrations. He has served on the President's Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee (1980-81), the President's Commission on Strategic Forces (1983), the White House Science Council (1985-89), the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (1997-2001), the President's Intelligence Advisory Board (1990-93) the President' Commission on Aviation Safety and Security (1996), the Commission on Reducing and Protecting Government Secrecy (1996) and as Chairman of the Commission to Assess the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (1998-99).

Deutch has received fellowships and honors from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1978) and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Research Fellow 1967-69) and John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (Memorial Fellow 1974-1975). Public Service Medals have been awarded him from the Department of Energy (1980), the Department of State (1980), the Department of Defense (1994 and 1995), the Department of the Army (1995), the Department of the Navy (1995), the Department of the Air Force (1995), the Coast Guard (1995), the Central Intelligence Distinguished Intelligence Medal (1996) and the Intelligence Community Distinguished Intelligence Medal (1996). He received the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board's Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill Award for exemplary public service in 2002. Deutch earned a B.A. in history and economics from Amherst College and both a B.S. in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from M.I.T. He holds honorary degrees from Amherst College, University of Lowell and Northeastern University. He serves as director for the following publicly held companies: Citigroup, Cummins, Raytheon and Schlumberger Ltd. He is a director or trustee of The Council on Foreign Relations, Resources for the Future, the Urban Institute and an Overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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