General John J. Sheehan

General John Sheehan is senior vice president and partner at Bechtel Corporation, the largest civil engineering company in the world. He serves as Manager of Operations for the Oil, Gas and Chemicals Global Business Unit. He joined Bechtel after 35 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of General. From 1994-1997, he served as Special Advisor for Central Asia for two U.S. Secretaries of Defense, and was a member of the Defense Policy Board of the Department of Defense.General Sheehan served as NATO?s Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, and Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Atlantic Command. In addition to his major NATO Commander responsibilities, he was responsible for the development and support of the Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion and NATO?s Partnership for Peace training program for all former Commonwealth of Independent States. Prior to these positions, he served as the Director for Operations for Colin Powell. His U.S. combat decorations include a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. He holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and a graduate degree from Georgetown University.