General James Jones Selected National Security Advisor
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This morning President-elect Barack Obama selected General James L. Jones (Ret.), president and CEO of the Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, as National Security Advisor.
General Jones is an outstanding choice to serve as President Obama’s National Security Advisor. In these difficult times—as the country wages wars on two fronts and grapples with global terrorism—he is the right man for the job. His deep knowledge of global military, economic, and geopolitical affairs will serve President Obama—and the entire country—well.
We know General Jones will be a strong and effective advocate for energy security, global engagement, and transatlantic cooperation—issues of tremendous importance to the business community. He understands the important role of global commerce, is a natural consensus builder, an honest broker, and deeply knowledgeable of foreign affairs.
As soldier, statesman, and diplomat, General Jones has dedicated his life to advancing the goals, aspirations, and security of the United States of America. While we will miss his outstanding leadership of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, we are not surprised that he is willing to make the family sacrifices to once again answer his country’s call to duty. He has our gratitude, respect, and best wishes for every success in his new position.
To read more about the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, visit http://www.energyxxi.org/.