General (Retired) Anthony Zinni, USMC, to Join Guiding Coalition of the Project on National Security Reform

January 4, 2010 in News by admin

WASHINGTON — PNSR is pleased to announce a new addition to its Guiding Coalition, retired four-star Marine General Anthony ‘Tony’ Zinni. General Zinni most recently served as interim President and CEO of BAE Systems and is respected for his foresight and informed opinion on national security affairs.

Possessing a storied military career, General Zinni’s service was highlighted by his tour as Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command from 1997-2001. General Zinni has also led or been key to several presidential and other diplomatic missions involving conflicts in Somalia, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Israel-Palestine, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

General Zinni’s expertise and vision is a powerful addition to PNSR’s Guiding Coalition, which is comprised of former senior federal officials and others with extensive national security experience. The bipartisan group is helping to communicate to the government, policy community, and public the urgency of national security reform in an ever-expanding world of national security issues. The Guiding Coalition also helps orient PNSR reports, most recently the Project’s update on national security reform, Turning Ideas Into Action.

In welcoming General Zinni, PNSR President and CEO James R. Locher III said, “General Zinni’s impressive military career, first-hand knowledge, and experience in the very problems we are working to solve will prove invaluable to PNSR. I am excited that Tony has joined our effort, and I look forward to harnessing his intellect and energy in pushing our mission forward.”


Michael Drohan