General James L. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

President, Chairman, & Founder

About General James L. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.) leads a team of consultants in foreign policy, strategic planning, national security and military strategy, harnessing more than four decades of experience spanning military operations, energy security, defense and global leadership.

General Jones served as Commandant of the Marine Corps from July 1999 to January 2003, then as Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of NATO and Commander of the United States European Command (EUCOM) from January 2003 to December 2006. He subsequently served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama from January 2009 to October 2010. General Jones has advocated for a more inclusive role for the private sector in national security and foreign policy, encouraged greater interagency cooperation, and emphasized the importance of maintaining U.S. global leadership amidst challenges of the 21st century.

General Jones has spent his life serving and protecting America and American ideals. He is sought after for his wisdom, guidance and political endorsement. As the former commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, he led all military operations for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and later, as National Security Advisor, he brought clear vision and steady leadership to America’s mission in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, and the country’s interests around the world.

General Jones graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and was commissioned into the Marine Corps in January 1967. Upon retirement in February 2007, the Vietnam combat veteran became the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy and, in 2008, served as the State Department’s Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security. From 2009 until 2010, he served as President Obama’s National Security Advisor at the White House.


  • Foreign Policy
  • National Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Economic Development
  • Former Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of NATO
  • Former Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security
  • Former National Security Advisor to the President of the United States