Maj. Gen. William L. Nash, U.S. Army, Retired
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Major General Nash is the General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. General Nash leads the Council’s efforts to work with governments, international organizations, the business community and non-governmental organizations to anticipate international crises and to provide analysis and specific recommendations for preventive action.
General Nash commanded the United States Army’s First Armored Division from June 1995-May 1997. In late 1995, he became the commander of Task Force Eagle, a multinational division of 25,000 soldiers from twelve nations charged to enforce the military provisions of the Dayton Peace Accords in Northeastern Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was a platoon leader in Vietnam and an armored brigade commander in Operation Desert Storm.
In 2000, General Nash became one of the few Americans to lead a civilian and military peacekeeping operation. At the request of the U.S. government, he became the regional administrator for the United Nations in northern Kosovo. Prior to his work in Kosovo, he was the Director of Civil-Military Programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Washington, D.C. In April 2002, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed Nash to the UN fact-finding team to develop accurate information regarding recent events in the Jenin refugee camp.
Since his retirement in 1998, Nash has been a fellow and visiting lecturer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and a military consultant to ABC News.