National Affairs: New Look in Aides

Harry Truman had two major generals and a rear admiral (average age: 51) as his White House military aides. Ike's aides, named last week, are younger men (average age: 37) of lower rank: a commander, a lieutenant colonel, a major.

As his naval aide, Ike picked one of the Navy's best young officers: Commander Edward L. Beach, 34. Ned Beach was a wartime submarine hero (Navy Cross, Silver Star, etc.), later wrote Submarine!, the liveliest and most authentic account of underseas combat to come out of World War II. He began his sub service aboard the renowned Trigger, which sank at least...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!