Robert Earl (U.S. Marine)

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Robert Earl was a United States Marine lieutenant colonel and a deputy to Oliver North at the National Security Agency during the early 1980s.

Early life[edit]

Earl graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1967. He was also a Rhodes Scholar.


Earl is most famous for being involved with the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal supply effort and participated in the destruction of records. He was granted immunity for his testimony.

Oliver North had been a professional acquaintance of Robert Earl since their time together at the Naval Academy. After graduation from the Academy, Earl and North often crossed paths during their careers.[1]

Later career[edit]

During the George W. Bush presidency, Earl was appointed as chief of staff to acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Final Report of the Independent Counsel for Iran/Contra Matters, Chapter 6

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