John William Vessey, Jr.
Date of Interview
This is the 24th interview in a series of 37 interviews with General John W. Vessey. In this interview, Gen. John Vessey discusses the period of 1982 to 1985 in which he served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Specifically, Gen. Vessey discusses the history and development of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the modernization of the U.S. armed forces, and the U.S. invasion of Grenada in October 1983.
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Saylor, Thomas, "Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr. - Interview No. 24" (2012). General John W. Vessey, Jr. Oral History Project. 27.