Anthony C. Zinni
General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret) is Executive Vice President of DynCorp International Inc. General Zinni retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000 after 39 years of service. He served as Commanding General, First Marine Expeditionary Force, from 1994 to 1996, and as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command, from 1997 to 2000. Over his career, General Zinni’s military service took him to over 70 countries and included deployments to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Western Pacific, Northern Europe, and Korea. He also participated in numerous humanitarian operations. General Zinni holds 23 personal military awards and 37 unit, service, and campaign awards. In November 2001, General Zinni was appointed Senior Adviser and U.S. Envoy to the Middle East. He has also participated in presidential diplomatic missions to Somalia, Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, and State Department missions involving conflicts in Indonesia and the Philippines. General Zinni serves on the boards of several corporations, universities and other organizations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Villanova University and Master’s degrees in International Relations from Central Michigan University and in Management and Supervision from Salve Regina University. General Zinni has written numerous articles, op-ed pieces, and monographs. He has also co-authored a New York Times Bestseller book on his career with Tom Clancy entitled “Battle Ready” and a foreign policy book entitled “The Battle For Peace” that was also a New York Times Bestseller and a Foreign Affairs Bestseller.