A Conversation with Admiral William J. Fallon, USN (Retired)

May 2, 2013

How do current dynamics between foreign powers put the safety of U.S. citizens at risk and further endanger our economy?

Hear first-hand from Admiral William J. Fallon, the man who led U.S. and Allied forces in eight separate commands and played a leadership role in military and diplomatic matters at the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Speaker: Admiral William J. Fallon, USN (Retired)

As head of U.S. Central Command, Admiral Fallon directed all U.S. military operations in the Middle East, Central Asia and Horn of Africa, focusing on combat efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He led the U.S. Pacific Command for two years, directing political-military activities in the Asia-Pacific region.  His achievements include a resumption of military engagement with China, new outreach to India, a new agreement on a strategic framework with Japan, and humanitarian assistance to the victims of the 2004 Tsunami in SE Asia.  He also served as Presidential Envoy to Japan, handling bi-lateral relations after the collision of a U.S. sub and a Japanese fishing vessel.

On September 11, 2001, Admiral Fallon was serving in the Pentagon as Vice Chief of the Navy.  He personally directed the recovery of the Navy staff in the wake of the attack and led in the planning of the retaliatory attacks on Al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan.  He later commanded the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and U.S. Fleet Forces Command, with responsibility for the readiness of U.S. Naval forces worldwide.

Admiral Fallon is currently board chair of CounterTack, Inc., a new company in the cyber security business. He is also a partner in Tilwell Petroleum, LLC

Interviewer: Colin Brown, Pres/CEO, JM Family Enterprises

Breakfast Sponsor: Broward Health General Medical Center