ARLINGTON, Va.--BAE Systems, Inc. today announced that retired Army General John F. Campbell has been appointed to its board of directors for a three-year term.
“General Campbell brings extensive leadership and operations experience from a distinguished 37-year career,” said Michael Chertoff, chairman, BAE Systems, Inc. board of directors. “His knowledge and perspective on the U.S. military’s needs around the world will be highly valuable, and I’m pleased to welcome him to the board.”
Prior to his retirement this year, General Campbell served as commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. From 2011 to 2014, he was Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and then Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. His previous assignments included command of the 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan and the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with a tour in Afghanistan as well. He was also deputy commander of the 1st Cavalry Division and Multinational Division Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
During his military service, General Campbell earned numerous awards and decorations. These include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, three Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, six Meritorious Service Medals, and two Humanitarian Service Medals.