Fresh off appearing before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, General (Ret.) David Petraeus spoke to the WashingtonExec Leadership Council at a luncheon last week in Tysons Corner.
The Chairman of the KKR Global Institute was presented with the WashingtonExec Luminary Award, an honor given to those who showcase true leadership in the face of tough decisions and/or unpopular public opinion. General Petraeus has over 37 years of service with the U.S. Army, including as Commander of U.S. Central Command and Commander of the Coalition Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. General Petraeus was Director of the CIA from September 2011 to November 2012.
Council Chairman Greg Baroni, CEO of Attain, recognized General Petraeus for his innovative thinking and strong convictions within the broader U.S. defense community.
“On behalf of the WashingtonExec Leadership Council, I was honored to bestow the Luminary Award to General Petraeus for the outstanding leadership skills he demonstrated during his 37 years of service in the U.S. Army along with his directorship of the CIA,” said Greg Baroni, Chairman and CEO of Attain, LLC.
“General Petraeus has a unique and unparalleled perspective on the Southwest Asia geopolitical and tribal positioning that is taking place in the region. His testimony in front of Congress was enlightening and came with a degree of clarity members of the Senate Armed Services Committee needed to hear,” said Brad Antle, Chief Executive Officer, Salient CRGT. “His only interest is in the security of our nation and the preservation of our freedoms. We were lucky to have him join us for a Washington Exec C-Suite luncheon while he was in town.”
“We were honored to have General Petraeus share his knowledge with the leaders of our local business community at a critical time in our nation’s history. Thank you to Brain McHugh for his efforts in arranging the program. It was truly an honor,” said JD Kathuria, CEO of WashingtonExec.
General Petraeus is scheduled to speak at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics on October 14th 2015.