A master at serving many masters, Pace demonstrates how to think through the consequences of multiple competing priorities, see the bigger picture, and communicate that strategic analysis up the chain in a way that is clear, precise, and useful. Amid today's fragile global economy, corporate restructuring is commonplace, as managers and leaders are continuously challenged to do more with less. In his presentation, General Pace shares insights and personal examples about leading in both directions. General Peter Pace retired from active duty on October 1, 2007, after more than 40 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. He was sworn in as sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sep. 30, 2005. In this capacity, he served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council. Prior to becoming Chairman, he served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Pace holds the distinction of being the first Marine to have served in either of these positions.