Lieutenant General Francis H. (Frank) Kearney III retired on 1 January 2012 from the United States Army after 35 years of service. His final active-duty assignment was Deputy Director, National Counter-Terrorism Center. General Kearney now serves as the President of his own consulting company, Inside-Solutions-LLC, focusing on leader development in organizations.
He is a Co-founder and Principal of Willowdale Services and works routinely with the Thayer Leader Development Group at the Thayer Hotel at West Point, NY and with corporations to assist in improving organizational performance. He also serves as a member of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC) to the Secretary of Defense. General Kearney serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board for Team Red, White and Blue, a non-profit which helps reintegrate wounded warriors, particularly those with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He is also on the advisory boards for several companies.
General Kearney is a 1976 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, has a Master’s in Education from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the United States Army War College. He was recognized with the Distinguished Intelligence Service Medal and two awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal as well as multiple combat and expeditionary awards.