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CEOs Who Served in the Military
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CEOs who served in the Military

CEOs are often on the front lines of their corporations every day but some have also served their country. In honor of Memorial Day, we spotlight five CEOs who have served in the military.

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Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson

Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson

Gorsky served in the Army for 6 years, retiring as a captain. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Gorsky told FOXBusiness.com, “As a military officer or business leader, you learn very quickly that to be successful on "your mission," you need to surround yourself with great people. Teams built of diverse, collaborative and dedicated people are essential for creativity and great execution. For me, the experience was invaluable. I draw on it every day.”

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Fred Smith, FedEx CEO

Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx 

Smith served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970.


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Richard Kinder, Kinder Morgan CEO

Richard Kinder, CEO of Kinder Morgan, Inc. 

Mr. Kinder served in Vietnam as a Captain in the U.S. Army.


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Lowell McAdam, Verizon CEO

Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon 

McAdam spent six years in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps.


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Joe DePinto, 7-eleven

Joe DePinto, CEO of  7-Eleven

DePinto earned a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He later served as an officer in the Artillery Branch.


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CEOs Who Served in the Military

From the Front Lines to Corporate America

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