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In addition to Suttle, the USO announced the election of General George W. Casey, Jr., retired U.S. Army, and re-election of Janice Emmert, community leader and philanthropist, to the board.

“The USO is fortunate to have George, John and Jan bring their experience, insight and perspective to the governance responsibility of the USO Board of Governors,” said General Richard B. Myers, retired U.S. Air Force, Chairman of the USO Board of Governors and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “Each has a perspective that will strengthen our ability to make a difference in the lives of troops and their families. George’s extensive leadership experience in the Army, John’s marketing and entrepreneurial mindset, and Jan’s civic and philanthropic expertise, as well as her years of USO experience, make each of them valuable assets as we continue to adapt to meet the needs of our troops and families.”

Suttle and General Casey were elected to the USO Board of Governors at its November meeting in Washington, DC. These two new members join a governance board of 33 members, representing top leaders in diverse fields such as defense, business, entertainment, media, and philanthropy.

About John Suttle:

John Suttle is the senior vice president of Communications for BAE Systems, Inc. Suttle manages communications for the company’s U.S.-based business, which employs approximately 40,700 employees across 120 major sites around the world. He most recently served as vice president of Communications for BAE Systems Land & Armaments operating group.
A retired lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Army, Suttle served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot and company commander in the Gulf War. Additionally, he served in Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina as an Apache attack helicopter battalion executive officer. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.

Suttle is a graduate of the Army’s Training with Industry Fellowship Program where he trained at Ketchum Public Relations, focusing on integrated marketing communications. Suttle is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in mass communications/public relations from Lamar University and a Master of Arts in journalism/public relations from Marshall University.