Thursday, April 26, 2012

Former Army Chief of Staff George Casey Joins Army Historical Foundation's Board of Directors

Arlington, VA, USA (April 26, 2012) /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Former Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. (USA-Ret.) has been named to The Army Historical Foundation’s Board of Directors. During his initial three-year appointment, Casey will help advance the campaign to construct the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

“General Casey comes to us with keen vision, fresh perspective, and an abiding interest in our Soldiers and their roles in shaping Army history,” said General William W. Hartzog (USA-Ret.), Army Historical Foundation President, in announcing Casey’s appointment. “He’s eminently equipped to help preserve Army history and provide Soldiers, past and present, with the world class national museum they truly deserve.”

Casey, whose tenure as Chief of Staff (2007-2011) bridged one of the most difficult and demanding periods in recent Army history, led the service successfully in executing two wars while engaged in a profound phase of transformation to a more agile, responsive, and effective 21st Century force.

During his career, Casey held command positions from platoon to division level and beyond. Prior to his appointment as Army Chief of Staff, he served three years as the senior commander of coalition forces in Iraq.

“I am honored to be part of an organization focused on capturing and telling the story of this great Army,” said Casey.

Casey is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and earned his Master of Arts in international relations at the University of Denver.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Ride2Recovery, an organization that uses cycling as to assist the recovery of wounded servicemen and women; a member of the Board of Directors of ThanksUSA, an organization that provides scholarships to children and spouses of service members; and the Chairman of the Military Advisory Board of Viridis Learning, an educational software company working to increase employment opportunities for Veterans.

Casey is also a member of the Board of Governors of Colt Defense, a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of small arms and weapons systems, and the Board of Directors of FedBid, an online reverse auction marketplace for federal procurement.

For more information visit www.armyhistory.org.