Obama’s National Security Team

hold this position — Napolitano was re-elected in 2006 in a landslide victory as Arizona’s 21st governor.

Susan Rice, Ambassador to the United Nations

Dr. Susan E. Rice served most recently as a senior foreign policy adviser to the Obama for America campaign while on leave from the Brookings Institution where she is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development Programs. Rice serves on the Obama-Biden Transition Project Advisory Board. She was U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs. Prior to that, Rice served in the White House at the National Security Council as special assistant to the president and senior director for African Affairs and as director for international organizations and peacekeeping. Rice was previously a management consultant at McKinsey and Company.

Gen. Jim Jones, USMC (Ret), National Security Advisor

Gen. Jim Jones, USMC (Ret) is president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy. Jones was the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps. After relinquishing command as commandant, he assumed the positions of supreme allied commander, Europe and commander of the United States European command, positions he held until December 2006. During this final assignment, he encouraged the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to regard global energy as a security issue and advocated that the alliance consider the defense of critical infrastructures as a 21st century collective security mission. Jones retired from active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2007, after more than 40 years of service.

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