General (Ret.) John M. Keane

John M. Keane
General, United States Army ( Ret.)
Former Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army

General Jack Keane is Senior Managing Director and co-founder of Keane Advisors, LLC, a private equity firm. He has been elected to the Board of Directors of Metlife, General Dynamics and Allied Barton Security. He is a senior advisor to Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts, one of the nation's largest private equity firms and is an advisor to the Chairman & CEO of URS Corporation. He is also a member of the Secretary of Defense's Policy Board, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, director of the George C. Marshall Foundation, Chairman of the Knollwood Foundation, a trustee of the Rand Corporation, a member of the Executive Committee, Pentagon Memorial Fund, and Chairman of the Senior Executive Committee, Army Aviation Association of America.

General Keane, a four-star general, completed 37 years in public service in December 2003, culminating as acting Chief of Staff and Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army. As the chief operating officer of the Army for 4 1/2 years, he directed one million, five hundred thousand soldiers and civilians in 120 countries, with an annual operating budget of 110 billion dollars. General Keane was in the Pentagon on 9/11 and provided oversight and support for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He serves as a national security analyst for ABC News and speaks throughout the nation on national security and leadership. General Keane conducts frequent trips to Iraq for senior defense officials, having completed multiple visits in 2007 and 2008. General Keane is a career paratrooper, a combat veteran of Vietnam, decorated for valor, who spent much of his military life in operational commands where his units were employed in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo. 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 in Accounting and a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from Western Kentucky University. He is a graduate of the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College. General Keane and his wife Theresa, who have been married for over 43 years, have two adult sons, Matthew and Daniel.