Chevron Corporation announced that Gen. James L. Jones (retired, United States Marine Corps) has been nominated for election to Chevron's board of directors. Jones, 64, is currently president and chief executive officer of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, a policy, economic and educational center in affiliation with the United States Chamber of Commerce. Jones will be considered for election to Chevron's board at the company's annual stockholders meeting on May 28. If he is elected, the board will increase from 14 to 15 members, and Jones will serve on the Public Policy Committee and the Board Nominating and Governance Committee.
Jones has been the Institute for 21st Century Energy's president and chief executive officer since March 2007. Prior to the position, Jones served as the Supreme Allied Commander - Europe and Commander of the United States European Command - NATO from January 2003 to February 2007. Previously, Jones served as the 32nd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps from July 1999 to January 2003.
Jones serves on the board of directors of The Boeing Company, Invacare Corporation and Cross Match Technologies. He also chairs the Atlantic Council of the United States, the Armed Forces Benefits Association and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Jones also is a trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Jones earned a bachelor's degree in International Relations and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Georgetown University. During his Marine Corps service, Jones was recognized on numerous occasions through high-level national and international awards. He currently is serving as Special Envoy for Middle East Security.
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