General Raymond T. Odierno
Former Chief of Staff, United States Army
Senior Advisor, Teneo
General Raymond T. Odierno is a Senior Advisor to Teneo. General Odierno, recognized for his instrumental role in defeating al-Qaeda in Iraq, and having led over one million servicemen and women as the Chief of Staff of the Army, has dedicated his life to serving the United States. Throughout the course of his career, General Odierno has gained remarkable expertise in a wide range of issues, from cybersecurity and risk management, to acquisition and global crisis management.
General Odierno held the title of Chief of Staff (Chief Executive Officer) of the United States Army from September 2011 to August 2015, advising the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council. In this role, he was responsible for leading, manning, training, and equipping a work force of over one million military personnel and 250,000 Department of Army civilian employees dispersed across 50 countries, as well as providing military and logistical support for combat and humanitarian support across six continents.
Over the course of his role as the Chief of Staff (Chief Executive Officer), General Odierno worked closely on key international issues with various heads of state, senior foreign diplomats, and military leaders worldwide, and has extensive experience working with, and advising Congress on national and international issues spanning two administrations.
General Odierno also led the operational reorganization and institutional transformation of the Army’s cyber operations to meet the increasing threats to U.S. national security, established cyberspace personnel management and education systems, as well as the Army Cyber Institute at West Point.
In addition, he orchestrated the restructuring of the Army’s leader development program; directed a historic social reform program to improve diversity and opportunity for all soldiers, including drastically improving opportunities for women by opening over 35,000 positions; led the most wide-ranging energy and water conservation reforms in the Army’s history; and oversaw significant improvements in medical care, specifically regarding behavioral health, traumatic brain injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and prosthetics.
Previous roles served by General Odierno include assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he was the primary military advisor to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.