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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 2007 through a gift from CFR member Robert B. McKeon, founder and and former president of Veritas Capital LLC.

McKeon Meetings

June 2017

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

Speakers:  General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; Admiral John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy; General Robert B. Neller, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; General David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force; Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Presider: George R. Stephanopoulos, Chief Anchor, ABC News

Meeting ⁄ New York: June 1, 2017

5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m. Meeting
7:15 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Teleconference: June 1, 2017 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.

May 2016

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

Speakers: General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force; Admiral John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy; General Robert B. Neller, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Presider: David E. Sanger, National Security Correspondent, New York Times

Meeting ⁄ New York: May 3, 2016

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.

May 2015

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

Speakers: 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

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

Meeting ⁄ New York: 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.

May 2014

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

Speakers: 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

Presider: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Meeting ⁄ New York: 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.

May 2013

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

Speakers: General James Amos, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; Admiral Mark Ferguson, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy; General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr.,Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

Presider: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News

Meeting ⁄ New York: 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.

May 2012

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

Speakers: General Norton A. Schwartz, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force; General James Amos, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy

Presider: Terry Moran, Anchor, Nightline, ABC News

Meeting ⁄ New York: 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.

September 2010

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

SpeakersGeneral James T. Conway, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; General George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy; General Norton A. Schwartz, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force; Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Presider: Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News

Meeting ⁄ New York: 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.

December 2009

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

Speaker: General Raymond T. Odierno, Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq

Presider: Katie Couric, Anchor and Managing Editor, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

Meeting ⁄ New York: 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.

April 2009

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

Speaker: Michael G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense

PresiderMary Boies, Managing Partner, Boies & McInnis LLP

Meeting ⁄ New York: April 2, 2009

5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

December 2008

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

SpeakersGeneral James T. Conway, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; General George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy; General Norton A. Schwartz, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

Presider: Thom Shanker, Pentagon Correspondent, New York Times

Meeting ⁄ New York: 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.

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