General H. Hugh Shelton

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General H. Hugh Shelton U.S. Army (Retired), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has served as a director of Red Hat "since April 2003 and as Lead Director since March 2008. From January 2002 until April 2005, General Shelton served as the President, International Operations, for M.I.C. Industries, an international manufacturing company. General Shelton served as the 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1997 until September 2001. General Shelton also serves on the board of directors of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. (NYSE:BUD), an operator of beer, packaging and entertainment companies, CACI International Inc. (NYSE:CAI), a provider of IT and network products and services, and Ceramic Protection Corporation (TSX:CEP), a manufacturer of protective armor products." [1]


"Asked whether the United States had sufficient forces to wage war on Iraq as well as terrorism, retired Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton, who stepped down last autumn as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the issue was less one of resources, which he considers sufficient, but attention span, which he worries about.

"'If we get drawn into something in Iraq, then our focus will go very heavily there, and it will be hard to sustain the momentum in the war on terrorism. That's the biggest danger that I see." [ September 1, 2002, Washington Post.

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  1. Directors, Red Hat, accessed January 21, 2009.