Arlington, VA

CNA President and CEO Katherine McGrady has welcomed two new CNA trustees: retired Admiral Craig Faller and former Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, Lieutenant General Nadja West.

“Craig and Nadja are both renowned in their respective fields, and we are excited to have their voices on our board of trustees,” said McGrady. “They join an unparalleled team of professionals in national security and the security of our nation. In addition, their expertise is in perfect alignment with our research priorities. I am confident our team will be enhanced by the insights they will bring to the table.”

Admiral Craig Faller is a retired four-star flag officer with decades of global and national security leadership experience. From 2018 to 2021, Faller led the United States Southern Command, a joint command of more than 7,000 military and civilian personnel. He currently serves as a Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Senior Fellow at the National Defense University, Senior Fellow at Florida International University, and on the advisory board of the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory. Faller is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor of science in systems engineering and the Naval Postgraduate School with a master’s in national security affairs.

“It is an honor to be part of this trusted nonprofit research organization,” said Faller. “In my decades as a Navy leader, I had a chance to see how their independent analysis enhanced our national security.”

Dr. West served as the 44th Army Surgeon General and the Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command. In her last Army assignment, she led a global healthcare enterprise consisting of over 130,000 military, civilian, contract and volunteer healthcare professionals serving around the world, supporting over 4 million lives. She also served as the senior medical advisor to the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army. West is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy with a B.S. in engineering, the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences with an M.D., and the National War College with an M.S. in national security and strategic studies. West held various clinical, operational, leadership and command positions throughout her career of more than 30 years as a soldier. She is currently a public speaker and serves on the boards of several nonprofit, public, private and academic organizations and institutions.

“I am incredibly proud to join the CNA Board of Trustees,” said West. “I look forward to working alongside the board in support of CNA’s ongoing efforts to protect the safety and security of our nation, whether it is working with the Navy and Marine Corps, or within the law enforcement, emergency management and public health arenas.”

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