General (Ret.) Richard B. Myers
General Myers is the Foundation Professor of Military History at Kansas State University and holds the Colin Powell Chair for Leadership, Ethics and Character at the National Defense University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Aon Corporation, Deere & Company, Northrop Grumman, and United Technologies as well as several non-profit organizations. General Myers is a member of the Defense Policy Board.
General Myers served as the 15th Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 2001 to September 2005. In this capacity, he was the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council. His 40 years in public service included operational command and leadership positions in a variety of Air Force and joint assignments. A command pilot, he has flown more than 4,100 hours in the T-33, C-37, C-21, F-4, F-15 and F-16 aircraft, including 600 combat hours in the F-4.
General Myers received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University and received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Auburn University. He attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security Management.