WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is pleased to announce the addition of General Jim Jones, former National Security Advisor to President Obama. General Jones is joining the BPC as a Senior Fellow and will work on a variety of national security and energy-related issues. Prior to joining the Administration, General Jones chaired the BPC's Stabilizing Fragile States project.
"We are delighted to welcome General Jones back to the BPC. His unique command of global affairs and U.S. strategic interests was invaluable to the first phase of our National Security Initiative. In his new role, General Jones will bring his national security expertise to a wider array of BPC efforts," said Jason Grumet, president of the BPC. "His guidance will be particularly essential as the BPC increases its focus on the national security implications of U.S. energy policy."
"General Jones embodies the spirit of bipartisan service that motivates our work at the BPC. He is highly respected by Republicans and Democrats alike and has the proven ability to forge solutions that transcend partisan interests. He will be a key leader for the organization going forward," said Grumet.
General Jones spent a total of 40 years serving in the Marine Corps. He served as Commander, United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) from 2003 to 2006 and as the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps from July 1999 to January 2003. He retired from the Marine Corps in February 2007.
After retiring from the Marine Corps, General Jones served as chairman of the Congressional Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq and was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of State as special envoy for Middle East security in November 2007. In January 2009, he assumed the post of National Security Advisor and served in that position until November 2010.
General Jones is one of many Senior Fellows at the BPC. This bipartisan group includes former Senate Majority Leaders Bill Frist and Trent Lott, former Senators Robert Bennett and Pete Domenici, and former Secretary of Agriculture and Congressman Dan Glickman.
About the Bipartisan Policy Center:
In 2007, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. Currently, the BPC focuses on issues including health care, energy, national and homeland security, transportation and economic policy. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org/.
SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center