AHS Welcomes General Petraeus to its Board of Advisors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS JOINS

THE ALEXANDER HAMILTON SOCIETY BOARD OF ADVISORS

The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is pleased to announce that General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus has joined its Board of Advisors. Currently the Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, General Petraeus is one of the most decorated and prominent leaders of our time. He is a former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and previously commanded American and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Founded in 2010, AHS is a non-profit, non-partisan, national organization that fosters constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in American foreign, economic, and national security policy. Alexander Hamilton Society members share a conviction, rooted in the history of the last century, that the world is a better, safer, and more prosperous place when the United States is willing and able to lead.

“We are honored to have General Petraeus join us in fulfilling our ever-vital mission of identifying, educating, and launching young men and women who think seriously about our nation’s place in the world and about how to better promote and defend our interests and values,” said AHS President and Princeton University Professor Aaron Friedberg. “General Petraeus—warrior, scholar, practitioner, and patriot—embodies so much of what the Alexander Hamilton Society stands for and we are fortunate to have him on board,” said AHS Executive Director Gabriel Scheinmann. “At a time of rising challenges to the American-led liberal order across several continents, we are grateful for General Petraeus’s deep wisdom and unmatched experience as we build a new generation of leaders who believe that the study of American history and national security is central to our country’s future.”

About General David H. Petraeus

General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus is one of the most decorated and prominent U.S. military figures of the post-9/11 era. After a 37-year career in the United States Army, he is currently the Chairman of the KKR Global Institute and previously served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Prior to his retirement, he served as commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, commander of the U.S. Central Command, and as commanding general of the Multi-National Force—Iraq. A lauded combat leader and strategist, General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the United States Military Academy and earned a Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program of international relations and economics from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is also a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College, a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California, a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Co-Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Institute’s Global Advisory Council, Senior Vice President of the Royal United Services Institute, and a member of the boards of the Institute for the Study of War, the Atlantic Council, and seven veterans service organizations.

About The Alexander Hamilton Society

Founded in 2010, the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is a non-profit, non-partisan, national organization that fosters constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in American foreign, economic, and national security policy. AHS members share a conviction, rooted in the history of the last century, that the world is a better, safer, and more prosperous place when the United States is willing and able to lead. With over 50 student-led chapters on college campuses nationwide, as well as professional chapters in New York and Washington, DC, AHS is forging a new national consensus on principled American leadership and serves as an entrée into a deep and lifelong professional network.

 

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