Jonathan W. Greenert
Former Chief of Naval Operations
Jonathan W. Greenert (Admiral, U.S. Navy-Ret.) is a member of the Board of Directors of BAE Systems, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of BAE Systems plc.
Admiral Greenert was first appointed to the Inc. Board in April 2016. In this role, he brings a vast breadth of leadership and management experience and expertise from a distinguished, 40-year career as a U.S. military officer and senior government leader. Nominated by the President in July, 2011, he served as the 30th Chief of the U.S. Navy (CNO) and member of the Joint Chiefs from 2011-2015.
He began his career as a submariner with multiple assignments culminating in command of the nuclear-powered submarine USS HONOLULU. Subsequently, he commanded two fleets including the U.S. 7th Fleet (Asia), and U.S. Fleet Forces Command (Atlantic Fleet). Prior to becoming CNO he served as Deputy Comptroller, Chief Financial Officer (N8) and Chief Operations Officer (Vice CNO).
He retired from military service on 1 October 2015.
Admiral Greenert serves on the Board of Directors of Johnson Controls Federal Services, and the Advisory Boards of UBS – Americas and Fidelis Cybersecurity. He holds the Chair, National Security Studies at the National Bureau for Asian Research, and serves as a consultant to the University of Connecticut, Boeing, Leidos, and Booz Allen Hamilton.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he completed studies in nuclear power and certified to operate and supervise a nuclear power plant. He is the recipient of various U.S. and International personal, leadership and campaign awards.