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2004-2005 - Anthony Zinni

Weissberg ChairCalled “one of the most respected and outspoken military leaders of the past two decades” by CBS News, Anthony Zinni is a retired marine corps general who served as special envoy for former Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Middle East. Among his many commands, Zinni has served as head of the Special Operations and Terrorism Counteraction section of the Marines; chief of staff of the Marine Air-Ground Training and Education Center at Quantico Marine Corps Training Facility; and deputy director of operations U.S.-European Command. He is the subject of Tom Clancy's book, Battle Ready, the fourth volume in his series of profiles of American military commanders.