Anthony Zinni is the former Commander-in-Chief of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), and a retired United States Marine Corps General. In 2002, he was selected to be the Special Envoy for the United States to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He has been honored with more than 20 military awards. General Zinni was also the President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of BAE Systems, Inc., from 2009 until 2012. He has particpated in more than a dozen international diplomatic/peace missions for the United States, including the U.S. Peace Envoy to the Middle East.