David L. Grange

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David L. Grange is the president and chief executive officer of the McCormick Tribune Foundation, a role he took on in September 2005. Between 1999 and 2005 he had been the foundation’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to working with the foundation, Grange had spent 30 years with the U.S. Army "with his final position as Commanding General of the First Infantry Division" and in that position had served in Germany, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Kosovo.[1]

Military service

"During his military career, Grange served as a Ranger, Green Beret, Aviator, Infantryman, and as a member of Delta Force. Assignments and conflicts took him to Vietnam, Korea, Grenada, Russia, Africa, former Warsaw Pact countries, Central and South America, and the Middle East to include the Gulf War. Grange sits on the Board of Visitors of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. He is on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the National Strategy Forum, the Society of the First Infantry Division, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Corporate Council, and he is a trustee for the First Infantry Division Foundation and Marmion Academy," a biographical note states.[1]

The Pentagon's military analyst program

In April 2008 documents obtained by New York Times reporter David Barstow revealed that Grange had been recruited as one of over 75 retired military officers involved in the Pentagon military analyst program. Participants appeared on television and radio news shows as military analysts, and/or penned newspaper op/ed columns. The program was launched in early 2002 by then-Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Victoria Clarke. The idea was to recruit "key influentials" to help sell a wary public on "a possible Iraq invasion." [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 McCormick Tribune Foundation, "About the Foundation", accessed April 2008.
  2. David Barstow, "Behind Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand," New York Times, April 20, 2008.

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