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John A. Gordon, BS '68, Honored by National Nuclear Security Administration

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

The late Gen. John A. Gordon, former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and first administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), will be honored with the dedication of a building in his name.

The John A. Gordon Albuquerque Complex is scheduled to be completed in late 2021, and will house 1,200 NNSA staff members once operational.

“Gen. Gordon spent his entire career in dedicated service to our country,” said friend and former colleague Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Administrator of the NNSA and the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security. “Two decades later, we continue to build upon the strong foundation he created for our Nation’s national security needs.”

Gordon and his wife, Marilyn (BS Ed '66), met while they were undergraduates at Mizzou. He was recognized as an outstanding Arts & Science graduate in 1998, served as Grand Marshall of Mizzou Homecoming in 2000 and received a Faculty-Alumni Award in 2003. Most recently, he was honored as a Jefferson Club Golden Quill recipient, with his name unveiled on Jesse Hall's Notable Alumni Wall in April 2019.


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