Mar 29, 2011

New Board Members @ USO

ARLINGTON, Va (March. 28, 2011) -- The USO Board of Governors announces six new members to serve on its board in 2011.

Elected to the board are:

Honorable Gordon England, president of E6 Partners LLC and the 29th Deputy Secretary of Defense

Sergeant Major John L. Estrada, USMC (Ret.) former SgtMaj of the Marine Corps,Senior Manager for Training Solutions Inc. a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics Company and the 15th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.) former Commandant, USMC, 22nd National Security Advisor to the President and former president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy

Michael E. Phelps, chief executive officer, president and publisher of The Washington Examiner

Appointed to the board by President Obama as two of the six appointments are:

James Hamilton, partner at Bingham McCutchens Washington office

Lisa Borin Ogden, most recently Special Assistant to the President in the White House Presidential Personnel Office

"These new members are a tremendous addition to the Board and bring unique capabilities to our governance responsibilities",said General Richard B. Myers, USAF (Ret.), Chairman of the USO Board of Governors and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "Each new board member brings a distinctive wealth of experience and impressive background that will be invaluable as the USO continues to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families."

In November 2010, General Myers became the Chairman of the USO Board of Governors. He was elected to the board in 2006. On February 4, 2011 the USO turned “70 Years Young” and continues its enduring mission by constantly adapting to the immediate needs of troops and families who need them the most.

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