Admiral Gregory G. Johnson, USN (Ret.)
Former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, and Commander in Chief, Allied (NATO) Forces Southern Europe. Retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004, Admiral Johnson founded Snow Ridge Associates, a provider of strategic advice and counsel. During his 36-year naval career Admiral Johnson rose through the ranks to four-star Admiral, most recently responsible for naval operations throughout the 91 nations and adjacent seas of the European and African Area of Responsibility, including support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and developed substantive policy-level relationships with many of those 91 nations. NATO duties included operational-level command of the peace support operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, as well as NATO missions in Macedonia, Albania, and other southeastern European nations.
Admiral Johnson oversaw the successful implementation of NATO's Operation Active Endeavor, assumed command of the NATO Response Force at the Istanbul Summit in June 2004 and was responsible for the establishment of NATO's training support mission in Iraq. He was also assigned to several senior policy positions in Washington, most notably serving as the executive assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff (1992 to 1993) and military assistant to the Secretary of Defense (1999 to 2000).
General William Scott Wallace, USA (Ret.)
General Wallace is a visionary senior executive, leader, and organizational manager with a 39-year record of military excellence and achievement. As commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command from 2005 to 2008, he led more than 50,000 soldiers and civilian employees at 33 Army schools. He was the architect of the Army's reorganization in the continuation of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and developed the organizational, technical, and warfighting requirements for the Future Combat Systems and other Army modernization efforts.
As commander of the 5th U.S. Corps from 2001 to 2003 (during the opening campaign of Operation Iraqi Freedom), General Wallace led 140,000 soldiers from Kuwait to Baghdad and subsequently directed the occupation of Western and Northern Iraq. He served as commander of the Joint Warfighting Center from 1999 to 2001, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division – the Army's first "digitized" division that incorporated new C4ISR technologies – from 1997 to 1999, and commanding general of the National Training Center from 1995 to 1997. General Wallace is a 1969 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.