Admiral William J. Fallon, Navy (Retired)
Research affiliate, Center for International Studies
areas of expertise: iran, iraq, china, us foreign policy, international relations
Admiral William J. Fallon, the former commander of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, is the 2008-2009 Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at MIT's Center for International Studies. Admiral Fallon led U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), one of five geographic joint military commands of the U.S. armed forces, each headed by a senior four-star general or admiral, from March 2007 to March 2008.
During his tenure as CENTCOM commander, he was responsible for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and directed all U.S. military activities in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Horn of Africa. Admiral Fallon recently retired from the military after 41 years of distinguished service to the nation.
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