Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Jones is NSA

General James L. Jones (Ret.), former Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and former Commander of the Unitesd States European Command has be officially nominated by President-Elect Barack Obama as his National Security Adviser.

Jones is currently President and chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy. He will bring 40 years of active duty in the Marine Corps and is no stranger to the the executive as he was senior aide to former SECDEF William S. Cohen.

In other appointments; Hilary Clinton was also officially named Secretary of State and as previously presumed, Robert Gates was officially confirmed to remain as SECDEF. Obama said he would be giving Gates and the military a “new mission as soon as I take office: responsibly ending the war in Iraq through a successful transition to Iraqi control.”

3 comments:

Former Grunt said...

Wasn't there a picture of him on the wall in your office?

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

There was, for the 8 years he was Commandant and later SACEUR. I'll have to put it back up now.

Master Guns said...

It looks like another ex-4-Star, Shinseki, is getting Veterans Affairs. Lets hope he'll be treated with more respect by Obama than Bush.