General Chuck Jacoby

Senior Vice Chairman

General Charles (Chuck) H. Jacoby, Jr. brings over 36 years of experience leading military, government, and international organizations to Tilman & Company. Prior to retiring from the U.S. Army, he was the first Army officer to Command North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command, where he reorganized the 1,800 person bi-national and joint headquarters and integrated 35 federal, state, and non-governmental organizations for the defense and security of North America. He has commanded at all levels in joint and Army assignments, from Company to Geographic Combatant Command, including combat operations in Grenada with the 82nd Airborne Division; Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.

He also served as Instructor and Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the U.S. Military Academy. As the Deputy Commander of Combined/Joint Task Force-76, he was responsible for the 18,000 troops conducting combat operations in Afghanistan; as the Commander of Multi-National Corps-Iraq, he commanded the 135,000 troops conducting combat operations across the country of Iraq. General Jacoby served as the Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy for the Joint Staff, where he led planning for coalition and NATO operations in Libya, assisted in the Middle East peace process, and served as the U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations.

His military decorations include awards from the governments of Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and Colombia. An avid writer and historian, he has penned scholarly monographs on the efficacy of air campaigns and the organization of modern Brigade Combat Teams and Op-Eds on Ballistic Missile Defense and strategic deterrence.

General Jacoby has served on several organizations, including the Council of Foreign Relations, the El Pomar Foundation, the Association of the United States Army, and the U.S. Naval Institute. General Jacoby holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy as well as an M.A. in History from the University of Michigan; an M.S. in Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Ft Leavenworth, Kansas; and an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the National War College at Ft McNair, Washington, D.C.