Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ganley appoints CIA external advisor to his company board

Despite Declan Ganley's denials that he had no connections to the CIA his appointment of Richard Myers who was appointed to the CIA External Advisory Board, which is responsible for providing advice on management and related issues to the intelligence community is proof of the neo con circles that he works with.


CIA Director Michael Hayden has established the agency's first "External Advisory Board." Corporate, academic and government leaders will be asked for advice on management and related issues.

The names of three board members have been made public:

Richard Myers, 64. A retired Air Force general, he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 2001 to September 2005. As he left office, he said the "consequences of defeat (in Iraq) are greater than World War II." He's now a board member at Northrop Grumman, a major defense contractor.

Carly Fiorina, 52. A longtime corporate executive, she was dismissed as chairman of the board and chief executive of computer maker Hewlett-Packard in February 2005 after a merger with Compaq foundered. She received $21 million in severance pay. She is a board member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the World Economic Forum.

John Hamre, 56. He was deputy secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration and is now president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a bipartisan think tank in Washington whose board members include former secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Source: USA TODAY research

USA Today

Myers like Ganley also played a role in the Hurrivane Katrina.

General Richard Myers, Ret.
Fifteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

In his term as the fifteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Myers led the United States military through four years of tumultuous change on the international and domestic stage. From our engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan to the military’s heroic role following Hurricane Katrina, Myers was the principal military advisor to the president, the defense secretary, and the National Security Council in his role as Joint Chiefs chairman. In his presentation, Myers offers analysis on military, security, and preparedness matters at home and abroad. In 2007, Myers became one of three selected for the first CIA External Advisory Board, which is responsible for providing advice on management and related issues to the intelligence community.

A native of Kansas, Myers is a 1965 graduate of Kansas State University and received a master’s degree in business administration from Auburn University. Entering the Air Force following his graduation from Kansas State, Myers’s military education included the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; the US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; and the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Myers has served the US Air Force throughout the world in many capacities. He was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, and his career includes operational command and leadership positions in a variety of Air Force and joint assignments. General Myers is a command pilot with more than 4,100 flying hours.

In 1998, he became commander-in-chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command and US Space Command; commander, Air Force Space Command; and Department of Defense manager, space transportation system contingency support at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. In this role, General Myers was responsible for defending America through space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations.

As the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs from March 2000 to September 2001, General Myers served as the chairman of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, vice chairman of the Defense Acquisition Board, and as a member of the National Security Council Deputies Committee and the Nuclear Weapons Council. In addition, he acted for the chairman in all aspects of the planning, programming, and budgeting system, including participation in the Defense Resources Board.

General Myers is the author of the forthcoming book, Eyes on the Horizon, which focuses on the foreign policy challenges facing the United States.

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