December 18, 2014

Gen. (Ret.) James Mattis, Adm. (Ret.) Gary Roughead, Tim Westergren Join CNAS Board of Directors

By Adm. Gary Roughead, Secretary Jim Mattis, and Tim Westergren


Washington, December 18 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) today announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. The new members are General (Ret.) James Mattis, four star General, U.S. Marines, and former Commanding Officer of CENTCOM; Admiral (Ret.) Gary Roughead, a four star Admiral and former Chief of Naval Operations; and Tim Westergren, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Pandora Radio. As members of the Board of Directors, they will help define CNAS’ research agenda and strategic direction.

“As CNAS continues to tackle the key foreign policy and national security challenges of our time, we are striving to strengthen and diversify our experience and talented Board of Directors,” said CNAS Board of Directors Chair and Co-Founder Kurt Campbell. “We are proud to add Gen. Mattis, Adm. Roughead, and Mr. Westergren, three of the most distinguished leaders in their fields.”

Current members of CNAS’ Board of Directors are pleased with the new additions to the Board. “There are very few people who have as much strategic and tactical experience as Gen. Mattis,” said Sen. Joseph Lieberman. “As the Commander of CENTCOM and Joint Forces Command, he has dealt head-on with many of the most difficult issues facing the military and, indeed, the entire U.S. I am looking forward to working with him.”

Richard Danzig, another CNAS board member and the former U.S. Secretary of the Navy, echoed Sen. Lieberman’s sentiment. ““I have worked for years with Adm. Roughead,” said Sec. Danzig. “His qualities of mind, character and experience add to any group. It is a wonderful addition to have him join the board of CNAS.”

CNAS Chief Executive Officer Michèle Flournoy welcomed Mr. Westergren to the Board. "We are thrilled that Tim is joining the CNAS board,” said Ms. Flournoy. “His success as an innovator and entrepreneur in the private sector will bring an invaluable perspective to CNAS as we take the Center to the next level."


  • Adm. Gary Roughead

  • Secretary Jim Mattis

  • Tim Westergren