JP Morgan Chase & Co. [JPM] announced former Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno was appointed to a senior advisory position effective Sept. 1, the company said Thursday.
Odierno retired from military service on Aug. 14, after serving as Chief of Staff of the Army since September 2011.
He is to provide strategic advice and global insights to the chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, the board of directors, and members of the operating committee on a range of issues including international planning, country risk analysis, technology, operations, and cyber security, the company said. Odierno will also provide expertise to help structure and carry out the firm’s leadership development training programs and assist in other leadership and workforce development issues, JP Morgan Chase said.
The company said Odierno is also expected to represent the company through engagement with clients, government officials, and policy makers in the United States and internationally. He will participate in the firm’s regional advisory groups in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America.
“I am proud to announce that General Odierno has joined JPMorgan as a senior adviser. Ray has dedicated his life to serving our country, rising to the top of the Army with proven leadership that delivers results. His experience, vision and impressive track record of success when confronting overwhelming challenges will provide significant value to our leadership team, the firm and our clients across a wide range of issues,” Dimon said in a statement.
“I’m excited to work with Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, a leader in the financial industry, and to have the opportunity to contribute to JPMorgan Chase – a globally recognized industry leader,” Odierno added.
Odierno will also advise on the company’s military and veterans affairs strategy and execution as a member of the Military and Veterans Affairs Advisory Council. There he will engage on the company’s stated commitment to help military members, veterans, and their families achieve success in their post-service lives through employment, housing, and education. JP Morgan awarded over 800 homes to veterans and their families through nonprofit partners and hired over 9,100 veterans, the company said.
Odierno served in the military for over 39 years. Before being appointed as Army Chief of Staff, he previously served as commander of the 4th Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the day-to-day Commanding General of all coalition forces in Iraq during the “surge,” Commanding General of all coalition forces in Iraq, and Commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command. He is known as one of the key architects of the 2007-2008 Iraqi surge.