Jack Alvin Albright – Major General, United States Army

Jack A. Albright, 86, an Army Major General who served as commanding officer of the White House Communications Agency from 1965 to 1969 and retired in 1976 as commander of Army Communications Command at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, died May 12 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had sepsis.

General Albright entered the Army in 1939, and he served in the Signal Corps in North Africa during World War II. After the war, he held a series of executive positions with the Army Signal School.

He also worked at the Pentagon, serving as a Division Chief in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer from 1956 to 1961. After his White House assignment, he spent a year in Vietnam as deputy commanding general of the 1st Signal Brigade in Long Binh.

His decorations included two awards of the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, two awards of the Bronze Star Medal, four awards of the Air Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

Jack Alvin Albright was a Memphis native. During his military career, he received a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University.

He also attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk.

After his military retirement, he worked for TCAS, a Northern Virginia communications company. From 1983 to 1992, he owned and operated a telecommunications consulting business.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Vienna, his town of residence.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Martha Gilbert Albright of Vienna; two children, Michael S. Albright of Plano, Texas, and Daphne Brown of Landstuhl, Germany; a stepbrother; two stepsisters; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

General Albright was buried with ful military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on 27 July 2007.

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