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11 Veterans Who Became CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies | Military

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The Fortune 500, a ranking of the top 500 industrial businesses, is released by Fortune each year. Powerhouses of the business world who manage billions in investments, strategy, and expansion are in charge of those organizations.

Millions of civilian workers and the American economy trust them. Although heading America’s most well-known corporations is a hefty job (and it is), any person on this list will gladly admit that their time in the military helped them prepare for it. Skinner was a U.S. citizen and had previously served as a CEO. Between 1962 to 1971, he served as a Navy fire control technician and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam. The year James Skinner left the Navy, he started working for McDonald’s. Prior to his retirement in 2012, he had to resuscitate the company’s declining profitability after being appointed CEO in 2004.

11 Veterans Who Went on to Lead Fortune 500 Businesses :

  1. Frederick W. Smith, FedEx
  2. Mark Clouse, Campbell Soup
  3. Robert J. Stevens, Lockheed Martin
  4. Lowell McAdam, Verizon
  5. Sumner Redstone, Viacom
  6. Robert S. Morrison, Quaker Oats
  7. Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson
  8. Robert McDonald, Procter & Gamble
  9. James Skinner, McDonald’s
  10. Ken Hicks, Foot Locker
  11. Daniel Akerson, General Motors



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