Charles H. Jacoby Jr.

Four-star General, US Army, General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. (Ret.) ("Chuck”) is a 36 year veteran of the United States military. Most recently, and for over three years, he was the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command. In this role he commanded all U.S. defense operations in North America, including Homeland Defense (missile defense and maritime), Defense Support to Civil Authorities, and Security Cooperation with Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas. He was responsible to the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Canada for the defense of North America from all aerospace and maritime threats. He was Representative to the United Nations and Head of Strategy at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He comes to American Pathway with a range of skills and expertise, including:

  • International security strategy and global affairs
  • Strategic leadership, planning, assessment, and direction
  • Leading interagency, intergovernmental and multi-national coordination and negotiation
  • Leadership of large-scale multinational enterprises and campaigns
  • Developing vision, mission, priorities and organizational cultures of trust and partnering for complex organizations

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters degree in Military History from the University of Michigan. He also has Masters degrees in National Security and Military Art and Science. General Jacoby is a decorated combat veteran and has held key posts at the U.S. Department of Defense and Multi-National Corps in Iraq and he was previously a member of the Joint Staff among other agencies, during his long career of military service.