BRIGADIER GENERAL ALAN SWANSON
AS SEEN IN:
'The Rhinemann Exchange'
Brigadier Alan Swanson [is] the American general masterminding the exchange [of industrial diamonds for German gyroscopes]. Although a novice at intelligence, Swanson is nonetheless ruthless and commands, at the outset, that Rhinemann must be killed.
It can't be proven, but General Swanson could be the older brother of Commodore Otis Swanson and father of "Swanny" Swanson ('Columbo' - "Last Salute To The Commodore"). "Swanny" may have been Alan Swanson, Jr.