A Candid Conversation with Admiral William J. Fallon and Chancellor Ray Ferrero


Hear Chancellor Ray Ferrero interview Former United States Central Commander Admiral William J Fallon. Be prepared for a candid in-depth discussion regarding the Mideast crisis, United States policy on fighting ISIS and the emotional, political and economic implications for the United States.

Admiral William J. Fallon retired from the U.S. Navy after a 40-year career of military and strategic leadership. He has 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.

As head of U.S. Central Command, Admiral Fallon directed 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. submarine and a Japanese fishing vessel.

In September 2001, Admiral Fallon, serving as Vice Chief of the Navy, 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, responsible for the readiness of U.S. Naval forces worldwide.

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

Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D. became the chancellor of Nova Southeastern University in January 2010 after serving as it President/CEO since 1998. Prior to joining the University, he was a practicing trial attorney from 1960 through 1997. He was appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida in 1995 to serve as Chairman of the Committee of inquiry – 15th judicial Circuit Nominating Commission, to investigate alleged improprieties in the judicial nominating process.

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