The Atlantic Council is pleased to announce that former National Security Advisor General James L. Jones has rejoined its Board of Directors, which he chaired from June 2007 until joining the Obama administration on January 20, 2009.
Jones will serve on the board’s Executive Committee, and assist in expanding the Council’s work on international security issues.
"Jim will continue to make important and immediate contributions to the Atlantic Council. We’re very proud to have him back," said Atlantic Council Chairman, Senator Chuck Hagel.
In his previous tour with the Council, Jones founded its Strategic Advisors Group and made a lasting impact on the national debate with a January 2008 report that warned, "Make no mistake, the international community is not winning in Afghanistan." That message, coming from the premier NATO advocacy organization in Washington, was instrumental in increasing attention to the issue of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
"For nearly a half century, the Atlantic Council has been at the forefront of thinking about how North America and its European friends tackle the world’s most difficult issues," General Jones said. "I’m delighted to return to the Council at a time when closer cooperation across the Atlantic is more crucial than ever."
Jones’ distinguished career of more than four decades of public service includes tours as National Security Advisor, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and as the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps. He will be rejoining a Board that includes many of his predecessors. Other former National Security Advisors associated with the Council’s board or International Advisory Board include: Brent Scowcroft, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Stephen Hadley. Other former NATO supreme commanders on the board include: Wesley Clark, Joe Ralston, John Craddock, Edmund Giambastiani, and George Joulwan.