Washington, DC – Today, Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) welcomed General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus as the newest member of the organization’s distinguished Advisory Board. Petraeus served 37 years with the United States Army and was widely recognized for his leadership of the Surge in Iraq, for his oversight of the organization that produced the U.S. Army’s counterinsurgency manual, and for his command of coalition forces in Afghanistan as they reversed the momentum of the Taliban and enabled the commencement of the transition of tasks to Afghan forces. After General Petraeus’ retirement from the military, he served as Director of the CIA, leading the Agency during a period of significant achievement in the global war on terror and in the expansion of investment in the Agency’s human capital.
Petraeus graduated with distinction from the United States Military Academy and earned a Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program of international relations and economics from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to his current position as Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, he also is a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California.
Joining PSA’s Advisory Board, Petraeus becomes the 23rd member of the esteemed bipartisan group and the first retired General to hold a seat on the committee.
“We are very pleased to welcome General Petraeus to the PSA Advisory Board,” said Nathan Sermonis, PSA Executive Director. “General Petraeus’ wealth of knowledge and experience will bring important new perspectives to our mission promoting bipartisanship on today’s national security and foreign policy challenges.”
PSA is a nonprofit founded by former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and the late U.S. Senator Warren Rudman (R-NH) to advance bipartisanship on today’s critical national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful fact-based policy that promotes America’s national interests.