Honorary Host Committee

2019 Honorary Host Committee

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His Excellency Gérard Araud

Ambassador of France to the United States

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Mr. Guy Filippelli

US Army Iraq War veteran, Chairman of the COMMIT Foundation

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Congressman Michael Gallagher (Wisconsin) 

Marine, foreign policy expert, and strong supporter of veterans issues

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Mrs. Dawn Halfaker 

West Point, US Army, immediate past Chairwoman and Board member of the Wounded Warrior ProjectCEO of Halfaker and Associates, LLC

Mr. Paul Rieckhoff 

US Army Iraq War veteran, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), MSNBC contributor

Congressman Michael Waltz (Florida) 

Army Green Beret, Fox News contributor


Mr. Charles Rivkin 

United States Ambassador to France (2009- 2013) and Chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America

Past Honorary Host Committee Members

Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett 

Lieutenant General Ron Burgess 

Major General Ken Dowd   

Senator and Former Lieutenant Colonel Tammy Duckworth

Brigadier General Michael Fenzel   

Brigadier General Clint Hinote  

Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt   

Major General Spider Marks 

Late Senator and Captain John McCain   

Admiral Robert Natter 

General David Petraeus   

Brigadier General Rob Spalding   

Vice Admiral Ed Straw