General Peter Pace
General Peter Pace retired from the United States Marine Corps on October 1, 2007 after more than 40 years of active service.
General Pace was sworn in as the sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sep. 30, 2005. In this capacity, he served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council. Prior to becoming Chairman, he served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Pace holds the distinction of being the first Marine to have served in either of these positions. In June, 2008, General Pace was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor a President can bestow.
In addition to his duties for Edgewater, General Pace currently serves on the Board of Directors of several corporate entities involved in management consulting, private equity, and cybersecurity. He has served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, and the Secretary of Defense’s Defense Policy Board. From 2008 to 2010, he served as leader-in-residence and the Poling Chair of Business and Government for the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and as a Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar for Fordham University from 2011 to 2017. General Pace donates his time to teach at numerous professional military education programs, to every class of Marine second lieutenants at The Basic School.
General Pace is associated with a number of charities focused on supporting the troops and their families, to include: Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, Fisher House Foundation, and Our Military Kids.