Said Schwartz, "The RallyPoint effort has the potential to reinforce the sense of community and common experience of all members of the Armed Forces and their families. It is for that reason that I have signed-on to assist with the fielding of this promising capability."
Schwartz, who retired from the Air Force Oct. 1, 2012 and Harvey, who retired from the Navy Sept. 14, 2012, add further military service insight to a RallyPoint Corporate Advisors Board already with three individuals with distinguished Army careers:
•General (Ret) George Casey retired in April 2011 after most recently serving for four years as the 36th Army Chief of Staff, the most senior ranking member of the U.S. Army. During his 41 years on active duty, his other notable assignments included: Commanding General of Multi-National Force - Iraq (the commander of all military forces in Iraq), 30th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Director of Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5) on the Joint Staff, Director of the Joint Staff, and Commanding General of 1st Armored Division. •Lieutenant General (Ret) Ben Freakley is the Special Adviser to the President for Leadership Initiatives at Arizona State University. During his 36 years on active duty in the U.S. Army, Ben's most notable assignments included: Commanding General of U.S. Army Accessions Command, Commanding General of 10th Mountain Division, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Commandant at the U.S. Army Infantry School, and Assistant Division Commander of the 101st Airborne Division. •Brigadier General (Ret) Craig Nixon is a Partner and Managing Director at McChrystal Group and a key architect for their Leadership Development Programs. During his 29 years on active duty in the U.S. Army, Craig's most notable assignments included: Deputy Commanding General of the 25th Infantry Division and Multi-National Division (North) in Iraq, Director of Operations for U.S. Special Operations Command, and Commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The other RallyPoint Advisor Board members include:
•Jeffrey Beir, formerly a general partner with North Bridge Venture Partners, and prior to his venture experience, an EVP of Products for Documentum, a division of EMC. Beir was the co-founder and CEO of eRoom Technology which was acquired by Documentum in December 2002. In 2003, Beir was recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year in New England for his efforts at eRoom. •Alan Osman, who has held executive and leadership positions at Krush, Propel Consulting, eRoom, Convoq, WorldStreet and Thomson Reuters and has contributed significantly to over 50 software applications projects. •Gil Arie, a corporate and business partner at Foley Hoag, which advises startup founders and investors on entity formation, and corporate governance and management.
Founded by Yinon Weiss and Aaron Kletzing -- two Iraq War veterans who met first on the battlefield and reunited at Harvard Business School -- RallyPoint is designed to help service members take control over their careers. Widely heralded as "LinkedIn for the Military," RallyPoint is a free, military-only professional community for active service members. Headquartered in Boston, RallyPoint was selected from over 1,200 new ventures as the 2012 winner of MassChallenge, the world's largest start-up competition. Service members with an active U.S. military e-mail address can register and begin taking control of their own career at www.RallyPoint.com.
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