Leonard H. Perroots

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Leonard H. Perroots
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Lieutenant General Leonard H. Perroots
Birth name Leonard Harry Perroots
Nickname(s) Lenny
Born (1933-04-24)April 24, 1933
Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.
Died January 29, 2017(2017-01-29) (aged 83)
Lake Ridge, Virginia, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1955–1989
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

Leonard Harry Perroots, Sr., USAF (April 24, 1933 – January 29, 2017) was Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from October 1985 to December 1988.[1][2] He retired January 1, 1989. In 1989, he was hired by Donald Mayes to become president of Vector Microwave Research Corporation, an enterprise performing tasks and dealings for the CIA and the U.S. military.[3] He is credited with helping to avert nuclear war during the Able Archer 83 war scare.[4] Perrooots died on January 29, 2017 at the age of 83 following a short illness.[5][6]

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