President Ford with Adm. John S. McCain, Jr. in the Oval Office
In this photograph, taken March 6, 1975 by Bruce Dale, President Gerald R. Ford meets with a senior official, Adm. John S. McCain, Jr., in the Oval Office while the press looks on. McCain was president of the Strategic Service Institute and from 1968-1973 commanded the United States armed forces in the Pacific. McCain's son, John S. McCain III, would later serve as a United States Senator for Arizona from 1987-2018 and was the Republican presidential nominee during the 2008 electiont. Also pictured in this photograph is Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, who served as deputy assistant for national security affairs. Scowcroft would later serve as national security advisor for President George H. W. Bush.