Bio: Robert W. Komer was appointed a NSC staff assistant to McGeorge Bundy in 1961. In 1965 he was named Deputy Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and in April 1966 he was made Special Assistant to the President in charge of pacification in Vietnam. In 1967, he left Washington to become General Westmoreland’s Deputy for Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support
L-R: Robert Komer, President Lyndon B. Johnson. Oval Office, White House, Washington DC, 11/16/1967. Photo # a5160-20 by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.
LBJ Connection: Member of the National Security Council Staff until September 1965; Deputy Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, October 1965–March 1966; Special Assistant to the President March 1966–May 1967
Komer, R. W.,
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