Amos Jordan

Amos Azariah Jordan[1] (born February 11, 1922)[2][3] is a senior fellow at the Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University. He was formerly the CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies as well as a professor at the United States Military Academy and a Brigadier General in the United States Army. He was born in Idaho and is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently resides in Bountiful, Utah.

Jordan received his bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy (West Point), graduating in the class of 1946. During his senior year at West Point, he served as the "First Captain" -- the Academy's senior ranking cadet. He then was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford where he received both a bachelor's and master's degree. He received a Ph.D. in international affairs from Columbia University. His doctoral dissertation was on foreign aid and South-east Asian defense.

Jordan served in the Army in Korea and also served out of Fort Benning.

Jordan served for over 20 years on the faculty of West Point.

At various times Jordan has served as deputy under secretary in both the United States department of defense and the US department of state. He is also the lead author of the book American National Security. He has also written at least one book on issues related to Korea.

Jordan is the father of Judge Kent A. Jordan, David J. Jordan, who for a time was the US attorney of district of Utah and who served as the President of the England London Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Keith L. Jordan, who served as a state legislator in Tennessee.


  1. Thomas J. Schaeper, Kathleen Schaeper (2004). Rhodes Scholars, Oxford, and the Creation of an American Elite. Berghahn Books. p. 373. ISBN 1-57181-683-6. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  2. Jordan, Amos Azariah. "United States Public Records Index". familysearch. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  3. "American national security : policy and process / Amos A. Jordan, William...". Copyright Catalog (1978 to present). United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2010-01-25.


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