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General Peter Pace

United States Marine Corps (Retired)


As the sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2005-2007), General Peter Pace served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council.  He also served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2001-2005), the first Marine to serve in either of these positions.  General Pace retired in 2007, after more than 40 years of active service in the United States Marine Corps.  In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor a President can bestow.  

General Pace is currently serving on the Board of Directors of several corporate entities involved in management consulting, private equity, and cybersecurity.  He and his wife, Lynne, are associated with a number of charities focused on supporting the troops and their families.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Teaneck, NJ, General Pace is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, and the National War College. He holds a master’s degree in Administration from George Washington University.

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