The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership

This series of meetings featuring the chairman of the joint chiefs, service chiefs, and/or other leadership from the military and intelligence communities was endowed in perpetuity in 2007 through a gift from CFR member Robert B. McKeon, founder and president of Veritas Capital LLC.

McKeon Meetings:

Meeting ⁄ New York

Robert B. McKeon Endowed Lectureship Series on Military Strategy and Leadership with the U.S. Service Chiefs

Speakers General Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

, General Raymond T. Odierno

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

, Admiral Paul F. Zukunft

Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard 

, General Mark A. Welsh III

Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert

Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy

, General Raymond T. Odierno

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

, General Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert

Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy

, General Mark A. Welsh III

Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

, Admiral Paul F. Zukunft

Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard 


Presiders Mary Boies

Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Member of the Board, Council on Foreign Relations

, Mary Boies

Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Member of the Board, Council on Foreign Relations

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

May 12, 2015 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:15 p.m. - Meeting
7:15–8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

This meeting is not for attribution.

Meeting ⁄ New York

Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership with the Service Chiefs

Panelists General Raymond T. Odierno

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

, General James Amos

Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

, Vice Admiral Michelle Howard

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy

, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr.

Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

, General Mark A. Welsh III

Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

, General Raymond T. Odierno

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

, General James Amos

Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

, General Mark A. Welsh III

Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr.

Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

, Vice Admiral Michelle Howard

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy


Presiders Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

, Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

May 14, 2014 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:15 p.m. - Meeting
7:15–8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

This meeting is not for attribution.

Meeting ⁄ New York

Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership with the Service Chiefs

Speakers Admiral Mark FergusonVice Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, General James AmosCommandant, U.S. Marine Corps, General Mark A. Welsh IIIChief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr.Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, General Raymond T. OdiernoChief of Staff, U.S. Army, General James AmosCommandant, U.S. Marine Corps, Admiral Mark FergusonVice Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, General Raymond T. OdiernoChief of Staff, U.S. Army, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr.Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, General Mark A. Welsh IIIChief of Staff, U.S. Air Force
Presiders Martha RaddatzSenior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News, Martha RaddatzSenior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

May 8, 2013 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:15 p.m. - Meeting
7:15–8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

This meeting is not for attribution.

Meeting ⁄ New York

The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership with the Service Chiefs

Speakers General Norton A. SchwartzChief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Admiral Jonathan W. GreenertChief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, General James AmosCommandant, U.S. Marine Corps, General Raymond T. OdiernoChief of Staff, U.S. Army, General Norton A. SchwartzChief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, General James AmosCommandant, U.S. Marine Corps, General Raymond T. OdiernoChief of Staff, U.S. Army, Admiral Jonathan W. GreenertChief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
Presiders Terry MoranAnchor, Nightline, ABC News, Terry MoranAnchor, Nightline, ABC News

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

May 3, 2012 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:15 p.m. - Meeting
7:15–8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

This meeting is not for attribution.

Meeting ⁄ New York

The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership with the Service Chiefs

Speakers General George W. Casey Jr.Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, General James T. ConwayCommandant, U.S. Marine Corps, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr.Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, General Norton A. SchwartzChief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Admiral Gary RougheadChief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, General James T. ConwayCommandant, U.S. Marine Corps, General George W. Casey Jr.Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Admiral Gary RougheadChief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, General Norton A. SchwartzChief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr.Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Presiders Tom BrokawSpecial Correspondent, NBC News, Tom BrokawSpecial Correspondent, NBC News

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

September 22, 2010 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:15 p.m. - Meeting
7:15–8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Buffet

This meeting is not for attribution.

Meeting ⁄ New York

The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership

Speakers General Raymond T. OdiernoCommanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq, General Raymond T. OdiernoCommanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq
Presiders Katie CouricAnchor and Managing Editor, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Katie CouricAnchor and Managing Editor, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

December 8, 2009 1:30–2:00 p.m. - Coffee and Tea Reception
2:00–3:00 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

Meeting ⁄ New York

The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership

Speakers Mary BoiesManaging Partner, Boies & McInnis LLP, Michael G. MullenChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense, Michael G. MullenChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense, Mary BoiesManaging Partner, Boies & McInnis LLP

58 East 68th Street
New York, 10065

April 2, 2009 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

Meeting ⁄ New York

The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership with the Service Chiefs

Speakers General James T. ConwayCommandant, U.S. Marine Corps, General Norton A. SchwartzChief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, General George W. Casey Jr.Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Admiral Gary RougheadChief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, General James T. ConwayCommandant, U.S. Marine Corps, General George W. Casey Jr.Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Admiral Gary RougheadChief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, General Norton A. SchwartzChief of Staff, U.S. Air Force
Presiders Thom ShankerPentagon Correspondent, New York Times, Thom ShankerPentagon Correspondent, New York Times

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

December 16, 2008 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:15 p.m. - Meeting
7:15–8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Dinner Buffet

This meeting is not for attribution.