LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHARLES W. HOOPER (U.S. Army, Retired), 64, joined the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2022. He is a member of the Corporate Responsibility, Governance, and Nominating Committee and the Management Development and Compensation Committee.
LTG Hooper retired after a distinguished 41-year military career. His last assignment was as Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. In that capacity, he served as the U.S. Department of Defense expert on security assistance funding and U.S. foreign military sales. This included oversight of 20,000 people globally and over $50 billion in annual weapons sales.
From 2014 to 2017, he was Chief of the Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Prior to this, LTG Hooper served in roles of increasing responsibility within the U.S. Army, including command and staff assignments in the 25th Infantry and 82nd Airborne Divisions, U.S. Defense Attaché to the People’s Republic of China, and chief strategist and planner for the U.S. Africa Command.
He currently serves as a senior counselor at The Cohen Group, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm. In addition, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a nonresident scholar at both the Atlantic Council and the Harvard University Belfer Center. LTG Hooper serves on the board of directors of the private companies UL Inc., Two Six Technologies, and Loc Performance. He is also a member of the board of directors for the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR).
LTG Hooper’s extensive experience with executive and analytical roles, foreign relations, and international assignments, including service in Egypt, which is an area of significant operations for the Company, will bring unique perspectives and valuable insights to the Board. His experience leading a large workforce, negotiating significant transactions, and acting as a trusted advisor will enhance his contributions to the Board.