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Nitze, Paul H. (1907–) US:
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Secretary of the Navy. He served in that position from 1963 to 1967, during the presidency of Lyndon JOHNSON. A principal focus in that position was to address quality-of-life issues for Navy personnel and their families. Among his many reforms were the establishment of the Personnel Policy Board, increased command responsibility, and pay and targeted personnel bonuses to encourage retention. In various other positions, including Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1967-69, member of the US delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, 1969-73, Assistant Secretary of Defense, 197376, and the chief US negotiator of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, 198184, he was a principal architect of US Cold War strategy.