Donald Mahley (1943-2014)
Mahley passed away after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer on March
1, 2014. Husband of Julianna Stephenson Mahley
for 45 years, he had a career in the U.S. Army for 27 years with work at
the National Security Council and Arms Control and Disarmament
Agency. Later he was confirmed as the State Department Ambassador serving as Special
Negotiator for Nonproliferation. His work on the protocol for the
Biological Weapons Treaty, establishing
the Office for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and negotiating the
recently signed Arms Trade Treaty are notable.
He was also known for his love of
animals, fantasy baseball, the theater world where he served on
the board of directors of Synetic Theater,
Chicago Cubs, and coaching the speech and debate teams at USMA, single
malt scotch, vintage port and pinot noir, and above all the
many friends and colleagues he knew over the years.
Don received full military honors
at a ceremony in Arlington
National Cemetery on November 3, 2014.