General Tommy Franks, a retired 4-star General who led US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, was appointed to the board of US Rare Earths (OTCBB:UREE) the company announced on Wednesday.
As quoted in the press release:
“US Rare Earths has been working at building a world-class company that can bring top quality jobs back to the US. As Americans, we cannot allow our fate to be left in the hands of a foreign monopoly which controls the production and distribution of rare earths. With General Franks, we are adding a leader who understands the importance of rare earths and our country’s need to have US production,” said U.S. Rare Earths Chairman of the Board, Victor Lattimore.
General Franks is a retired four-star General. He was promoted to Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command in June, 2000. The world knows General Franks best following the culmination of an almost four-decade military career that saw him lead American and Coalition troops in two strategically unprecedented campaigns in two years as Commander of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.