WEST HARTFORD, Conn. –-(Ammoland.com)- Colt Defense LLC (“Colt Defense”) announces the election of General George W. Casey, Jr., U. S. Army (ret.) to the Governing Board of Colt Defense LLC.
General Casey served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army for four years from April 2007 to April 2011. Previously, he was Commander, Multinational Force – Iraq from July 2004 to February 2007.
During his distinguished 41-year career in the U. S. Army, Gen. Casey received numerous awards and decorations including four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, two Army Distinguished Service Medals and three Legions of Merit.
He holds a Masters Degree in International Relations from Denver University and has served as a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States.
“We are proud to welcome General George Casey to our board,” said Gerald Dinkel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colt Defense LLC.
“His experience and success as a military leader in the most challenging and complex environments makes him an ideal person to contribute to our strategic planning, business execution and overall corporate governance.”
About Colt Defense LLC
Colt Defense LLC is one of the world's leading designers, developers and manufacturers of small arms weapon systems for individual soldiers and law enforcement personnel. The Company has supplied small arms weapon systems to the United States and other governments throughout the world for more than 160 years and has been the sole provider of the U.S. Army’s standard infantry weapon, the M4 Carbine. Colt Defense LLC and its subsidiaries maintain manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. Colt Canada Corporation is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. For more information on Colt Defense LLC, log onto www.colt.com.