Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called him “one of the best strategic thinkers in uniform today”. Admiral William Fallon is known for his challenges to the war policies of the Bush-Cheney administration. His commitment to putting diplomacy first marked his career of 40 years as a leader to the U.S. military. TCG is thrilled to host Admiral Fallon to brief us on U.S. national security.
ABOUT ADMIRAL WILLIAM FALLON:
Four-star Admiral and Chairman of cybersecurity company CounterTack William “Fox” Fallon was the first Navy officer to head US Central Command. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called him “one of the best strategic thinkers in uniform.”
Adm. Fallon led US and Allied forces in eight separate commands at the highest levels of American government before retiring after 41 years of leadership. His advocacy of diplomatic and economic engagement as the preferred approach to resolving international disputes was the hallmark of his distinguished service.
As Commander of US Central Command from 2007 to 2008, Adm. Fallon led US military forces in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa and was instrumental in the turnaround of the ground situation in Iraq. He promoted active communication between governments while in command of the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. During his tenure as Commander of the US Pacific Command, he promoted stronger military-to-military relations between the US and China.
He applies his experience in international security, political, and commercial affairs to his current role as chairman of CounterTack, Inc., acybersecurity company. His years in the military helped shape his understanding of the rising need for cybersecurity to protect sensitive communications and critical assets and reinforced his commitment to an active response to cyber threats.
Adm. Fallon operates his own consulting and advisory business, William J. Fallon & Associates, LLC and is a partner at TilwellPetroleum, LLC. He is a distinguished Fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses, a member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Science Board, and sits on the advisory board of cybersecurity startup Cylance, as well as the American Security Project, a bipartisan public policy initiative dedicated to fostering knowledge about national security and foreign policy issues. He recently joined the ownership and management team of SM&A, an Irvine, CA based consulting firm.
Educated at Villanova University, the US Naval War College, and National War College, Adm. Fallon also holds his MA in International Studies from Old Dominion University. He spent a year as a Robert Wilhelm Fellow at the Mass. Institute of Technology Center for International Studiesand serves as chair of the center’s advisory board. A frequent lecturer at universities, corporations, and symposia worldwide, Adm. Fallon champions initiatives in energy, cybersecurity, global health, and leadership by example.