U.S. veterans hold leadership positions at some of America’s largest companies
In 1980, 59% of US public corporation CEOs had some sort of military background. College view. In 2009, this percentage dropped to 8%.
Despite the sharp decline over the past 40 years, there are still a few CEOs who have learned leadership lessons from the military in the boardrooms of the Fortune 500.
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Here are 10 current and former CEOs who have served in the US military.
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Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, served in the US Army for six years. Before serving, Gorsky attended the US Military Academy at West Point. Biography Johnson & Johnson. Gorsky is due to retire in January 2022.
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Frederick W. Smith
According to his corporate biographyFedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith was a United States Marine Corps officer for four years, from 1966 to 1970.
Ken Hicks is chairman, president, and CEO of sports goods and apparel company Academy Sports. He previously served as CEO of Foot Locker from 2009 to 2014.
Hicks attended West Point for his bachelor’s degree and served in the US Army. Veterans Advantage.
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Scott Vine, CEO of CNH Industrial, a global capital goods company. Vine graduated from the United States Naval Academy and received an MBA from the University of Maryland. He sits on the boards of US Bancorp and the US Naval Academy Foundation.
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Prior to joining CNH in January 2021, he was CEO of Polaris Industries Inc. and has held positions at defense companies including United Technologies Corporation, Danaher Corp. and Allied Signal Corp., which became Honeywell International, Inc.
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Alan B. Miller
Universal Health Services was founded in 1979 by Alan B. Miller, who is still the chairman and CEO of the hospital management company. Miller also served in the US Army with the 77th Infantry Division. Biographical page of UHS.
Billionaire Sumner Redstone, who died in 2020 at age 97, was the former chairman and CEO of National Amusements, which eventually took control of Viacom in 1996 and CBS in 2000. The companies now operate as VicaomCBS. According to reports, he served in the US Army during World War II, cracking Japanese military codes.
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Lowell S. McAdam
Former Verizon CEO Lowell K. McAdam served in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps for six years, he said. biography.
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Robert A. McDonald
After serving as chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble, Robert A. McDonald became Secretary of Veterans Affairs under President Obama in 2014.
McDonald graduated from West Point and served in the US Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. Web site.
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James A. Skinner
James A. Skinner, Executive Chairman of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and former CEO of McDonald’s Corporation, served in the US Navy for almost 10 years, including during the Vietnam War. Veterans Advantage.
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Robert J. Stephens
Retired Lockheed Martin chairman, president and CEO Robert J. Stevens served in the US Marine Corps for six years, he said. Biography of Lockheed Martin.
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