WASHINGTON, D.C.—Former National Security Advisor General James L. Jones (Ret.) will provide strategic advice on policy issues of interest to the business community as a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Fellow, the business group announced today.
“Few leaders possess the wisdom, depth of experience, and knowledge of global and domestic economic and military affairs as General Jones,” said U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “His advice on a wide range of economic and national security issues will prove invaluable to the Chamber, our members, and our country as we work aggressively to create jobs, spur the economy, and engage the world.”
Jones served as president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy from June 2007 until January 2009. At the Institute he led an effort to forge a commonsense national energy strategy and raise awareness of America’s—and the world’s—growing need for clean, affordable, and diverse energy. He was tapped by President Obama in 2009 to serve as his national security advisor.
“I am delighted to be working with the U.S. Chamber again,” said Jones. “This is an organization that makes a difference. I am pleased to serve in an advisory role and help shape its policies and its agenda for American jobs and competitiveness.”
Prior to joining the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, Jones served as Commander, United States European Command (COMUSEUCOM) and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) from 2003 to 2006 and as the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps from July 1999 to January 2003. He retired from the Marine Corps on February 1, 2007, after 40 years of service.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.