May 20, 2012
Retired Adm. William J. Fallon (CNCS 1978), will deliver the keynote address at the dedication ceremony at the Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Harleigh on May 26 during Memorial Day Weekend.
“We are honored to have Admiral Fallon speak at the dedication of the Camden County Veterans Cemetery,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Edward T. McDonnell, liaison to the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs. “Not only is he from Camden County, but he has served at the highest level with the U.S. Military and is respected for his achievements nationwide.”
Fallon retired from the U.S. Navy after a distinguished 40 year career of military and strategic leadership. He was raised in Merchantville, and is a graduate of Villanova University. He has led U.S. and Allied forces in eight separate commands and played a leadership role in military and diplomatic matters at the highest levels of the U.S. government. His most recent responsibilities were as Commander of U.S. Central and U.S. Pacific Commands.
Following retirement from the U.S. military, Admiral Fallon completed a year as a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies and currently chairs the Center’s Advisory Board. He also serves on the Global Affairs Advisory Board of Occidental College and the Advisory Board of the University of California, San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Admiral Fallon is a member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Science Board and the Board of the American Security Project. He is a graduate of Villanova University, the U.S. Naval War College, the National War College, and has an MA in International Studies from Old Dominion University.
Chairman of the Board of CounterTack, Inc., a new company in the cyber security business, Admiral Fallon is a partner in Tilwell Petroleum, LLC, Senior Advisor to the Monitor Group, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses.