This evening in Northern Virginia, our very own Jack Matlock will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Conservative magazine.
The award is richly deserved: Ambassador Matlock’s lifetime of service to his country – both inside and outside of government – is nearly unparalleled in the history of postwar America.
Jack F. Matlock, son of Greensboro, North Carolina, began his legendary diplomatic career as a foreign service officer in 1956, culminating with his role on President Ronald Reagan’s NSC as Senior Director for European and Soviet Affairs, and then, as Ambassador to the Soviet Union, during the pivotal, historic end of the Cold War – a development Ambassador Matlock played no small role in helping to bring about.
For decades Jack has been a consistent and principled voice of sanity in US foreign policy debates. All of us at ACURA have benefited from Jack’s wisdom and courage.
Congratulations Mr. Ambassador!
-The Board of Directors of ACURA