Jonathan Greenert, a retired U.S. Navy admiral and formerly its top uniformed officer, has joined the board of directors at BAE Systems Inc. –Â the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary — and will serve for a term of up to three years.
Board Chairman Michael ChertoffÂ said Tuesday the subsidiary electedÂ GreenertÂ to the board for hisÂ 40 years ofÂ leadership, Â strategic planning and operations experience from his military career.
Greenert served as CNOÂ from 2011 to 2015 afterÂ two years asÂ vice CNO.
As CNO, he led the military branch’s efforts to build advanced weaponry and unmanned underwater vehiclesÂ as well as provided adviceÂ to the defense secretary and the U.S.Â president onÂ maritime security, Â budget and fleet matters.
He also served as commanding officer of the USS Honolulu submarine and commander of four fleet commands at the Navy.