General John M. “Jack” Keane, United States Army, Retired, is president of GSI Consulting. He serves as chairman of the Boards of Directors of the Institute for the Study of War and the Knollwood Foundation, is a director of General Dynamics, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and a former and recent member, for 9 years, of the Secretary of Defense Policy Board. General Keane is also a trustee of Fordham University, the George C. Marshall Foundation 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 2003, culminating in his appointment as acting Chief of Staff and Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army. 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 conducted frequent trips to Iraq and Afghanistan for senior defense officials. He played a key role in formulating and recommending the surge strategy in Iraq. General Keane continues to advise senior government officials on national security affairs. He also 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, a combat veteran of Vietnam, decorated for valor, who spent much of his military life in operational commands. He commanded the famed 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the legendary 18th Airborne Corps, the Army’s largest war fighting organization.
General Keane graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Western Kentucky University with a Master of Arts degree. He is a graduate of the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College.