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John M. Keane is Senior Managing Director and co-founder of Keane Advisors, LLC. General Keane is a retired four-star general who dedicated four decades of his life to public service, which culminated in his appointment as acting Chief of Staff and Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army. General Keane is a career paratrooper, a combat veteran of Vietnam, decorated for valor, who spent much of his military life in operational commands with his units deployed in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo. He commanded the famed 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the legendary 18th Airborne Corps, the Army’s largest war-fighting organization. General Keane serves as a national security analyst at ABC News. He is a member of the Secretary of Defense’s Policy Board, member of the Congressional Commission on the National Guard and Reserves, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, director of the George C. Marshall Foundation, director of the Knollwood Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, chairman of the Terry Maude Foundation and chairman of Senior Executive Committee of the Army Aviation Association of America. General Keane holds a BS in Accounting from Fordham University and an MA in Philosophy from Western Kentucky University. He is a graduate of the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College.