Siemens (NYSE: SI) has appointed retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal chairman of the board of directors for the company’s federal business organization, Siemens Government Technologies, the company announced Monday.
McChrystal, a 34-year Army veteran, served as commander of U.S. and NATO operations in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010, when he retired. McChrystal joined Navistar‘s (NYSE: NAV) board of directors in February.
Siemens also announced that retired Army Lt. Gen. John Sylvester and Robert Coutts, former executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) electronic systems business area, will join the board.
Judy Marks, president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, told GovCon Wire the company keyed its search for board members on national security and business leadership and looked for “leaders who best aligned with our national imperatives in energy, infrastructure and healthcare.”