November 29, 2011
CHANTILLY-- Gen. James Cartwright, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has joined the TASC board of advisors, a group comprised of industry, government and academic leaders with deep experience and keen insight into the challenges and trends in the national security and public safety sectors.
Cartwright served four years as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's second-highest military officer, in both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. In that role, he was recognized for his technical acumen, vision of future national security solutions and ability to integrate systems, organizations and people in a way that inspires creativity and innovation. Before his appointment to the Joint Chiefs, Cartwright was the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command.
"General Cartwright's deep insight in the areas of strategic deterrence, cybersecurity and acquisition processes will help TASC ensure we continue to deliver agile solutions our government customers need to achieve their mission objectives," says David Langstaff, president and chief executive officer of TASC.
Originally from Rockford, IL, Cartwright attended the University of Iowa and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. As a Naval flight officer and aviator, he flew the F-4 Phantom, OA-4 Skyhawk and F/A-18 Hornet. Cartwright graduated with distinction from the Air Command and Staff College, earned a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College and completed a fellowship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.