The National Security Roundtable
cordially invites its MEMBERS to a Cocktail Reception, Briefing & Discussion with
Lt . General Thomas G. McInerney USAF (ret)
Former Asst. Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force; and
Director of the Defense Performance Review (DPR)
"How We Defeat ISIS"
Monday, November 17, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
57 East 55th Street
New York, NY
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
After a military career spanning 35 years, as a pilot, commander, and strategic planner in the United States Air Force, Lt. General Thomas McInerney, USAF (ret) retired from active military service in 1994 as Asst. Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Director of the Defense Performance Review (DPR) reporting to the Secretary of Defense, where he led the Pentagon’s “Reinventing Government” effort, working with over 100 leading-edge commercial companies to assimilate their ideas about business re-engineering.
A command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours, including combat missions, General McInerney served in numerous key Air Force assignments where he gained extensive military command and overseas experience. He completed four tours of duty in Vietnam, flight reconnaissance missions during the Cuban missile crisis and air escort missions in the Berlin Corridor and was a recipient of numerous military awards and decorations.
Upon his retirement from the military, General McInerney joined Loral Defense Systems-Eagan (then Unisys Electronic Systems Division) as Vice President of Command and Control. From 1996-1999, he served as C.E.O. & President of BENS ("Business Executives for National Security"), and in January 2000, General McInerney established the consulting firm of GRTT ("Government Reform Through Technology"), which works with high-tech companies doing business with federal and local governments, and helps them to integrate advanced technologies into the public sector.
As a respected military analyst, commentator and author, General McInerney is a FOX News Military Analyst, appearing regularly on FOX News Channel, as well as on other national television networks and nationally syndicated radio shows. He is a frequent contributor of articles to major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, Washington Times and others, and is co-author of the book "Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror" (Regnery Publishing). General McInerney also serves on the Boards of Directors of Alloy Surfaces Company, Inc., Kilgore Flares Co., LLC, Nortel Government Solutions Inc., AgustaWestland NA, and Pan American International Academy (Flight Simulators).
"Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended. ... All options are on the table. If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level we believe requires action, that option is on the table."
~ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at a news conference in Seoul on Friday with his South Korean counterpart, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (more here).