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General John "Jack" Keane
United States Army, Retired

General Jack Keane is the president of GSI Consulting. He serves as chairman of the Institute for the Study of War and the Knollwood Foundation. General Keane is a director of General Dynamics; the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; the Smith Richardson Foundation; and a former and recent member, for nine years, of the Secretary of Defense Policy Board. He is also a trustee of Fordham University and an advisor to two foundations assisting our veterans: Welcome Back Veterans and American Corporate Partners.

General Keane, a four-star general, completed 37 years of public service in December 2003, culminating in his appointment as acting chief of staff and vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army. As the chief operating officer of the U.S. Army for over four years, he directed 1.5 million soldiers and civilians in 120 countries, with an annual operating budget of $110 billion dollars. General Keane was in the Pentagon on 9/11 and provided oversight and support for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since 2004, General Keane has conducted frequent trips to Iraq and Afghanistan for senior defense officials with multiple visits to both countries during the surge period directly assisting General Petraeus. He serves as a national security analyst for Fox News and speaks throughout the country on national security and leadership.

General Keane is a career infantry paratrooper and a combat veteran of Vietnam, who was decorated for valor and spent much of his military life in operational commands where he commanded the famed 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the legendary 18th Airborne Corps, the U.S. Army's largest war fighting organization.

General Keane graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree and received a Master of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University. He is a graduate of the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College.