JPMorgan Chase has announced the appointment of retired four-star General Raymond T. Odierno, former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, to a senior advisory capacity at the firm, effective September 1st.
General Odierno will provide strategic advice and global insights to Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, the Board of Directors and members of the Operating Committee on a broad range of issues including international planning and country risk analysis, technology, operations and the rapidly evolving issues of physical and cyber security. He will also provide his expertise to help structure and carry out the firm's leadership development training programs and assist on other leadership and workforce development issues.
Additionally, General Odierno will represent JPMorgan Chase through engagement with clients, government officials and policy makers in the U.S. and internationally and will participate in the firm's regional advisory groups in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America. He will also advise on the firm's cities initiatives, including the Global Cities Initiative and New Skills at Work, meeting with mayors and other public officials to provide them with expert insight and advice that will help respective metropolitan areas thrive in the global economy and representing the firm in select events and conferences with JPMorgan's partnership organizations.
General Odierno will also advise on JPMorgan Chase's Military and Veterans Affairs strategy and execution as a member of the Military and Veterans Affairs Advisory Council, engaging on these important issues in public forums and with policy makers. The firm has committed to helping position military members, veterans and their families for success in their post service lives through innovative programs in employment, housing and education. Through June of 2015, JPMorgan Chase had awarded over 800 homes to veterans and their families through nonprofit partners and hired over 9,100 veterans.
'I am proud to announce that General Odierno has joined JPMorgan as a senior advisor', said Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO. 'Ray has dedicated his life to serving our country, rising to the top of the Army with proven leadership that delivers results. His experience, vision and impressive track record of success when confronting overwhelming challenges will provide significant value to our leadership team, the firm and our clients across a wide range of issues'.
General Odierno added, 'I'm excited to work with Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, a leader in the financial industry, and to have the opportunity to contribute to JPMorgan Chase - a globally recognized industry leader'.
During more than 39 years of distinguished service, General Odierno has commanded units at every level of the Army, with service in both the Persian Gulf and Iraq Wars. In 2001, General Odierno took command of the 4th Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom and later served as the Commanding General for the surge of forces that is credited for a dramatic decrease in violence throughout Iraq. As Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he was the primary military advisory to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. He has received numerous awards and decorations for his leadership and service to the country, including four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, two Army Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal and six Legions of Merit.
A native of Rockaway, New Jersey, General Odierno graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a master's degree in Nuclear Effects and Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a graduate of the Army War College and holds a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.