May fond memories of times shared help sustain everyone. Terry was a beautiful and loving person. We are excited to have Jack’s wife Angela with us today, along with his brother Ronald and son Daniel. Thank you. ... My son Daniel is here. My operations officer, a two-star general, called me to confirm that the AOC was fully manned. General Jack Keane is a retired four-star general, former Vice Chief of the United States Army, and serves as the chairman of the Institute for the Study of War. And to receive it here in the White House surrounded by family, my friends, and by senior government officials, it’s really quite overwhelming. I know she's singing a new and beautiful song in heaven. This deployment has been nicknamed the 2007 "surge".[7][8]. Our condolences to her family. Keane attended Fordham University, where he participated in the Pershing Rifles, graduating with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1966. Bob and I send our deepest sympathy. Keane retired from military service in 2003. While the world of the Army and its official social life took much of Terry’s time, she soon discovered that she loved the outdoors as she snow-shoed, cross-country and downhill skied, backpacked on scores of overnight trips in the wilderness of many different states with Jack and Dan. They told me that because it was the Pentagon, so many of the wounded were initially treated by military people who are trained to treat injuries. (2019). [19][20] He then attended the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry was my first experience with a commander's wife. Terry was born in New York City on April 18, 1943 as the fifth and youngest child of Margaret and Thomas Doyle. Terry still traveled, took several Mediterranean and Baltic cruises and continued to go to Aspen and St. Thomas. Lorraine and Arnie met Terry (and Jack) while students at the Command & General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS in 1975. We lost her too soon. He said, "Look, Jack. She was a great mentor and the Army was enriched by her. MILITARY AIDE:  General Jack Keane is one of our nation’s most distinguished military leaders. ... My son Daniel is here. [13] He formerly served as a strategic advisor for Academi and is a former director of defense giant General Dynamics. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This article is about the U.S. Army general. [19] I would now like to ask the military aide to come forward and present General Jack Keane with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At some point, my executive officer tapped my shoulder and said: “Sir, I think we need to leave this to others and go to the AOC and take command of the Army.” Of course I knew immediately that he was right, and we joined my staff in the AOC. General Jack Keane, a 1966 graduate of Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, was at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. He demonstrated unflinching courage under fire. My office shook violently and eventually began to fill with smoke. He is also a national security analyst for Fox News. I ordered the 82nd Airborne from Fort Bragg to secure the Pentagon. You are all in our loving prayers! It was the first senior military official to visit troops in the field. The first was the Vietnam War: an infantry paratrooper in close combat with my soldiers, where death was always a silent companion. He serves as chairman of AM General, the firm that produces the Humvee.[11][12]. And Angela McGlowan, who I will love for the remainder of my life. To install click the Add extension button. All planes were being grounded, he said, but a plane that took off from Washington, D.C., had turned around in the vicinity of Ohio and approached D.C. from the south along I-95 before turning east, short of the city, and then south again. And when you walk out of that room, feel good that you got it all out there." That night, before I visited the wounded in the hospitals in D.C. and Virginia at about 11 p.m., I told my officers that the Pentagon and the WTC represented the first battle of a new war. My heart goes out to you, Daniel and therest of the family. In part convinced by this paper, President George W. Bush ordered on January 10, 2007, the deployment of 21,500 additional troops to Iraq, most of whom would be deployed to Baghdad. I enjoyed being with her while we commiserated about missing our guys. Col. Robert Christopher Mahoney, U.S.M.C. Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, United States Army Staff Identification Badge,, "Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq: Phase I Report", "The Architect of Bush's New Iraq Strategy",, "From the Pentagon to the private sector: In large numbers, and with few rules, retiring generals are taking lucrative defense-firm jobs",, Ret. Thank you very much.Thank you very much. Tim and I would like to extend our condolences to General Keane and the entire family. Moreover, when the building was built during World War II, due to the iron shortage, no rebars were used in the cement beams holding up the floors. We saw the first responders, many who never left, even though another shift had come on. I asked the general if he felt the impact. And that’s the truth of it. The fire chief in charge of the recovery walked me over the WTC complex of smoldering ruins. They were later returned to us and flown by CH47 helicopter to Dover, Delaware, for identification by their families. In June 2016, Keane co-founded IP3 International (IP3), a nuclear energy consulting firm. ^ "Army Gen. Jack Keane declines Trump's secretary of defense offer". [14][15][16], Keane is considered an influential voice to leaders from both major political parties, including President Trump, particularly on foreign policy issues related to the Middle East. We visited five hospitals, seeing all the wounded. Keane is a regular contributor to Fox News, and is involved in a variety of business, think tank and charitable activities. It was a macabre and overwhelming experience, as we had all witnessed on TV. Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea! I told him we were just hit and advised him to tell the U.S. Army around the world what happened and that, given the status of the AOC, which was unharmed, we would still maintain command and control of the Army. Terry was a proud Army wife of nearly 38 years. Of his initial meeting with President Bush regarding the surge, Keane said he made a phone call to Newt Gingrich to ask his advice prior to the meeting. He volunteered to serve in Vietnam and joined the legendary 101st Airborne Division. John M. "Jack" Keane (born February 1, 1943) is a retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and a defense analyst currently serving as chairman of the board for the Institute for the Study of Mike was pleased I had a good friend while he was otherwise entertained. I have fond memories when Terry and I passed time together while at Benning during Ranger training. [13] He formerly served as a strategic advisor for Academi and is a former director of defense giant General Dynamics. His commands include the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, 101st Airborne Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps. He served an advisory role in the management of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, as a member of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee. THANK YOU FOR BEING SO.. YOU AND SHE REMAIN IN OUR PRAYERS AS WE SHARE YOUR SORROW..AS EVER, JACK ANDROSEARY MERRITT. He has a brother, Ronald. He is eligible for the Combat Infantry Badge and the Master Parachutist Badge. Keane is an advisor to the Spirit of America, a 501(c)(3) organization. He is a noted national security analyst, primarily on Fox News, and serves as chairman of the Institute for the Study of War and as chairman of AM General Keane became the executive chairman of AM General in October 2016. I love you with all I got, TK!

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