General Pete Schoomaker, USA (Ret.)
General Pete Schoomaker, USA (Ret.) is a retired four-star general with over 35 years of active service. Following his initial retirement, Pete founded Quiet Pros Inc. where he consults and instructs on national security matters.
During his military service he commanded at every level in special operations, culminating as Commander-in-Chief, United States Special Operations Command where he was responsible for all aspects of special forces including Army’s Green Berets, Rangers, and Night Stalker Aviation, Navy SEALs and Special Boat Units, Air Force Special Operations Wings, and Para-rescue and Combat Controllers.
In 2003, Pete was recalled to active duty by the President of the United States and Secretary of Defense to serve as the Army Chief of Staff. He returned to retirement in 2007.
Pete has a BS in Education, an MA in Management, and an Honorary Doctorate-of-Laws. Additionally, he is a graduate of U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, National War College, Harvard JFK School of Government’s National and International Security Management Program, Leadership at the Peak Program, and the Center for Creative Leadership. He continues to sit on various public, closely held, and non-profit boards.