General James L. Jones USMC (Ret) Joins Deloitte

Kimberly Watson, Editor in Chief
January 26, 2012 /

General James Jones, USMC (Ret), former National Security Advisor and 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, has joined Deloitte LLP as Senior Advisor.

In his new role, General Jones will work in an advisory capacity with Deloitte’s federal and commercial clients and Department of Defense practice.

Appointed National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, General Jones also served as president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy.

“General James Jones is a game-changing hire who will provide valuable and unique insights for our Federal Practice,” said Robin Lineberger, CEO, Federal Government Services, Deloitte LLP.

“Our Federal Government faces very difficult decisions which are reflected by tightening budgets and programs. Jim’s vast background as a leader and visionary will benefit both Deloitte and our clients in a time of significant budget challenges. He brings insights into the vexing issues our clients are grappling with across the federal government, and will have a particular focus on Deloitte’s Department of Defense practice.”

From July 1999 to January 2003, General Jones was the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps. After relinquishing his post, he assumed the positions of Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) and Commander of the United States European Command (USEUCOM), positions he held until December 2006. General Jones retired from active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps in February 2007, after more than 40 years of uniformed service to the nation.

In November of that year, General Jones was appointed as the State Department’s Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security. In this capacity, he worked with Israeli and Palestinian officials and other stakeholders to advance regional security in support of the Middle East Peace Process.

“I look forward to working on the significant challenges that face our nation and Deloitte’s public and private sector clients,” said General Jones.

“During my service as National Security Advisor, with the Marine Corps, and in civilian capacities, I have had the opportunity to witness and take part in historic change in the global, economic, political, and security landscape.

“Rapidly evolving domestic and international dynamics pose many challenges and opportunities for us in the years ahead. I am eager to combine my experiences with Deloitte’s outstanding capabilities to create valuable solutions for the marketplace.”

General Jones spent his formative years in France, returning to the United States to attend Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966.

In addition to having been awarded national and international military awards, General Jones received a Bachelor of Science degree (1966) and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters (2002) from Georgetown University. In June 1985, he graduated from the National War College in Washington, D.C.

Led by General Charles F. Wald (USAF, Retired), Deloitte’s Department of Defense (DoD) practice works with DoD clients to solve their most difficult challenges in an affordable, innovative, and value driven way.

Deloitte has been working with the DoD since 1912, and today approximately 1,400 Deloitte practitioners work with all branches of the Department of Defense in Greater Washington and beyond.

Serving more than 80 percent of the world’s largest companies across 20 industry sectors, Deloitte has reach back to leading practices of the private sector to help the DoD tackle an increasingly complex and performance driven environment.

Deloitte was ranked as the #1 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Consultancy based on 2009 revenue in Kennedy’s Supply Chain Management Consulting Marketplace Report 2010-2013.


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