ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACADEMI, a leading, privately held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, today announced that U.S. Army Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) will serve as a strategic advisor and consultant to the company.
Gen. Keane is formerly the vice chief of staff for the U.S. Army and currently advises the Institute for the Study of War, where he also serves as chairman of the board. He is President of GSI, LLC. Gen. Keane officially retired from military service in 2003 but continued to advise the Department of Defense under the current and previous administration on defense and foreign policy matters.
“Gen. Keane is a great American. His invaluable command experience advising this country’s top civilian and uniformed policymakers on defense and security matters will only enhance ACADEMI’s ability to better serve our customers and understand their needs,” said President and CEO Ted Wright. “Gen. Keane’s role as a strategic advisor equips ACADEMI with yet another first-rate industry discriminator allowing us to be the best possible partner to our customers during these challenging times.”
“I believe strongly in the company’s mission and its people,” said Gen. Keane. “I’m pleased to offer my counsel and perspective to ACADEMI as they continue to set the operational standard for the industry.”
“I know I speak for the entire ACADEMI Board when I say that it is an honor to welcome Gen. Keane to the ACADEMI team,” said ACADEMI Board member and former White House Counsel Jack Quinn. “He is an American hero. His commitment to our national security is second to none, and his integrity and energetic leadership qualities will help continue to bring ACADEMI to an even higher level of performance."
ACADEMI is a leading provider of training and security services in support of the U.S. Government and other customers, focused on worldwide operations including counterterrorism, force protection, law enforcement and security operations. The company serves multiple U.S. Government Agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense and numerous law-enforcement and commercial customers. ACADEMI’s proven ability to provide turnkey, end-to-end training and technical services, along with its unmatched track record of exceptional performance, has enabled the company to establish a competitive advantage well-recognized by its customers.
ACADEMI is a modern representation of Plato’s Akademia, which was established in the third century B.C. as an institution that produced the best thinkers and warriors alike. These were elite individuals capable of facing the challenges of the time thanks to a strong foundation in training, strategy and strength, both mental and physical. For more information, please visit www.ACADEMI.com