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The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that one of four 2015 Bradley Prizes will be presented to retired U.S. Army Gen. John "Jack" Keane.

The Bradley Prize will be awarded to Keane at a ceremony to be held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 3.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

A four-star general, Keane completed 37 years of service, culminating with his appointment as Acting Chief of Staff and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.  In that capacity, he oversaw 1.5 million soldiers and civilians in 120 countries.  He was an influential strategist during the military surge in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Keane previously served in the Vietnam War as a paratrooper and later in U.S. engagements in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo.  His commands include the 1st Brigade, the 10th Mountain Division, the 101st Airborne Division, and the XVIII Airborne Corps.

Keane is now president of GSI Consulting, chairman of the Institute for the Study of War, and a national-security analyst for Fox News

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

"General Jack Keane's exemplary military career is marked by bravery and selfless service," noted Bradley Foundation president and chief executive officer Michael W. Grebe.  "Our country owes a debt of gratitude to General Keane.  He furthers his service by giving key insights into world conflicts of the day."

The selection was based on nominations provided by more than 200 prominent individuals across the country and chosen by the Bradley Prizes Selection Committee.

"Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like General Keane whose accomplishments strengthen American institutions, with the hope that others will strive for excellence in their respective fields," Grebe said.

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