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Jack Keane Biography

Jack Keane Born John M. Keane is a retired American four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and a defense analyst serving as chairman of the board for the Institute for the Study of War. Keane retired from military service in 2003. He now works as a national security analyst for Fox News.

Jack Keane Career

Keane served in the Vietnam War as a paratrooper. He later served in U.S. engagements in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo. His commands include the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, 101st Airborne Division, and the XVIII Airborne Corps. Keane was born in 1943 in Manhattan, New York, the son of Elizabeth (Davis) and John Keane. He has a brother, Ronald. Keane married Theresa Doyle in 1965 and has two sons. His wife died in 2016 after having Parkinson’s disease for 14 years.

In 1991 Keane saved the life of David Petraeus during a live fire exercise. According to Keane, Petraeus was shot “accidentally, standing right next to me, and I had to fight to save his life. He had a hole about the size of a quarter in his back and is gushing with blood, and we stopped the bleeding and got him on a helicopter and got him to a surgeon and so we were sort of bonded ever since that time.”

Other Personalities Include: Brianna Ruffalo

General Jack Keane Vietnam Service

Keane served in the Vietnam War as a paratrooper. A paratrooper is a military parachutist—someone trained to parachute into operation and usually functioning as part of an airborne force. Military parachutists (troops) and parachutes were first used on a large scale during World War II for troop distribution and transportation. Paratroopers are often used in surprise attacks, to seize strategic objectives such as airfields or bridges.

Paratroopers jump out of airplanes and use parachutes to land safely on the ground. This is one of the three types of “forced entry” strategic techniques for entering a theater of war; the other two being by land and by water. Their tactical advantage of entering the battlefield from the air is that they can attack areas not directly accessible by other transport.

The ability of air assault to enter the battlefield from any location allows paratroopers to evade emplaced fortifications that guard against attack from a specific direction. The possible use of paratroopers also forces defenders to spread out to protect other areas which would otherwise be safe. Another common use for paratroopers is to establish an airhead for landing other units, as at the Battle of Crete.

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Jack Keane George W. Bush

He has served an advisory role in the management of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, as a member of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee. In January 2007, Keane and scholar Frederick W. Kagan released a policy paper, entitled “Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq”,through the American Enterprise Institute that called for bringing security by putting around 30,000 additional American troops there for a period of at least 18 months. In part convinced by this paper, President George W. Bush ordered on January 10, 2007, the deployment of 21,500 additional troops to Iraq, most of whom would be deployed to Baghdad, this deployment has been nicknamed the 2007 “surge”.

Jack Keane Age

Born On F4ebruary 1 1943 Jack is 76 Years Of age as Of 2019. Keane currently sits on the board of directors of General Dynamics and is a consultant/strategic advisor for Academi. He has also lobbied on behalf of AM General, the firm that produces the Humvee. Keane is an Advisory Board Member of Spirit of America, a 501 organization that supports the safety and success of Americans serving abroad and the local people and partners they seek to help.

Jack Keane Education

Keane attended Fordham University, where he participated in The National Society of Pershing Rifles, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1966. Fordham University is a private Jesuit research university in New York City. Founded by the Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841, it is the oldest Catholic university in the northeastern United States, the third-oldest university in New York, and the only Jesuit university in New York City.

One Of its Notable Alumni’s are Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, attended the university for two years before he transferred to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to complete his undergraduate studies. Geraldine Ferraro, the first female vice presidential candidate of a major political party in the United States, attended Fordham, as did numerous United States Congresspersons. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is an alumnus as was Martin H. Glynn, the 40th Governor of New York (1913–1914) and first Catholic to hold the office. Among those serving at high levels of the U.S. Executive Branch were Postmaster General John E. Potter; Central Intelligence Director William J. Casey from 1981 to 1987 and John O. Brennan from 2013 to 2017.

He then attended Western Kentucky University, graduating with a master’s degree in philosophy. He later attended the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.

General Jack Keane Net Worth

Keane has an Estimated Networth of $17 Million. Jack, as He is Nicknamed, Is is a retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and a defense analyst currently serving as Chairman of the Board for the Institute for the Study of War.

Gen Jack Keane Wife

Keane married Theresa Doyle in 1965 and has two sons. His wife died in 2016 after having Parkinson’s disease for 14 years.
Terry was born in New York City on April 18, 1943, as the fifth and youngest child of Margaret and Thomas Doyle. Her closest sibling in age was 14 years older. Babysitting her siblings’ children became a very large part of her life with many nieces and nephews. Terry met Jack when they were both 18 years old, on a blind date to a Fordham University Pershing Rifle social function. After a magical first encounter, Terry and Jack were in love, had their own song, and were inseparable. They were married on 12 June 1965 at the Incarnation Church, where Terry’s parents and three of her siblings were also married.

Jack graduated from Fordham in June 1966, and two days after graduation, they both left their family, friends, familiar surroundings, and their home to begin an adventure in the Army and around the world that would last almost 38 years. Terry soon discovered that she loved Army life and threw herself into every aspect of being a military wife. She so enjoyed the company and camaraderie of other Army wives who were dedicated, selfless, fun-loving, supported their husbands during war and peace and shared a belief they were serving the Nation.

Jack Keane Wife Died

Theresa “Terry” Keane of McLean, VA passed away on June 30, 2016 after a courageous 14 year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, General (R) Jack Keane, her son Daniel, and many loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son, Matthew. Terry was a proud Army wife of nearly 38 years.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Georgetown University’s Fund a Fellow for Parkinson’s Program and mailed to Georgetown University Medical Center Office of Advancement, 3300 Whitehaven Street NW Suite 4000 Attn: Kristina Madarang, Washington, DC 20007 Terry was a proud member of the Arlington Ladies. The Arlington Ladies are a group of volunteers who attend funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery to ensure that no Soldier, Sailor, Airmen or Coast Guardsman is buried alone. The ladies are an official part of the funeral service, representing the military service’s Chief of Staff, or equivalent.

Jack Keane Kids

After five years without a baby, Terry and Jack adopted Mathew in Kentucky. Terry realized very early on that little Matt had challenges, and after several life-threatening seizures, he was diagnosed as profoundly retarded, with cerebral palsy. Matt lived until he was 40 years old, and touched everyone’s heart that came in contact with him. Daniel was adopted in Alaska, attended three high schools in three different states, served in the Air Force for eight years, and now works in Virginia while residing in Washington D.C

General Jack Keane Family

Immediate Family

Theresa W Keane



John Keane

Elizabeth “Betty” Keane


Jack Keane Awards

His Awards Include two Defense Distinguished Service Medals, two Army Distinguished Service Medals, the Silver Star, five Legion of Merits, the Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, one Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Chiefs Service Badge, the Humanitarian Service Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

Jack Keane Fact You Didn’t Know

1. General Keane Agreed With Secretary Mattis That the U.S. Should Not Withdraw From Syria & Said Doing So Would Be to Repeat an Obama-Era Mistake in the Middle East.

2. Jack Keane Has Praised President Trump’s Rhetoric Against Iran & Supported Decertifying the Iran Deal.Jack Keane has been outspoken in regard to his distrust of Iran. In interviews, he has argued that former presidents did not do enough to counter Iranian aggression.

4. General Keane Retired in 2003 After 37 Years of Service Which Included Time Spent as the Acting Chief of Staff of the Army.

5. General Keane is a New York Native, Attended Fordham University & Had Two Sons. Jack Keane was born February 1, 1943, in New York City. He attended Fordham University, graduating in 1966 with a degree in accounting. But it was his participation in the ROTC program that would set the course for the rest of his life.

Jack Keane Fox News

Keane Has Argued That Active & Retired Military Members Should Stay Out of Partisan Political Debates & Refrain From Endorsing Political Candidates. General Jack Keane believes that the military should stay independent from politics. During the 2016 election, he said it was “inappropriate” for retired military members like Michael Flynn to endorse any political candidate.