Early life. Owens serves on the board of directors at Wipro Technologies and is a director of several private companies.
Widely recognized for bringing commercial high technology into the Department of Defense for military applications, Owens was the architect of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), an advanced systems technology approach to military operations that is the most significant change in the system of requirements, budgets, and technology for the four armed forces since World War II. He was the long-time Chairman of CenturyLink Telecom, the third …  Since leaving the military in 1996, he served as an executive or as a member of the board of directors of various companies, including Nortel Networks Corporation. , In April 2000, Owens co-authored Lifting the Fog of War with Edward Offley. He later earned a master's degree in management from George Washington University, again graduating with honors. Admiral William A. Owens is the Executive Chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group, a company which identifies opportunities with proven enterprises in China, the Middle East, and the United States. Owens has received numerous awards: the “Légion d’Honneur” by France, and the highest awards given to foreigners by the countries of Indonesia and Sweden. In June 2003, he became the chairman and chief executive officer. All rights reserved.  Previously, Owens has served as Commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet from 1990 to 1992, which includes Operation Desert Storm. He is the current chairman of AEA Investors ASIA; the executive chairman of Prometheus, Beijing, which specializes in cross-border investment collaboration between China and abroad; and the vice chairman of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for Asia. He was Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the second-ranking United States military officer. Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau is a full-service talent booking agency providing information on booking Admiral William Owens for speaking engagements, personal appearances and corporate events. He served on four strategic nuclear-powered submarines and three nuclear attack submarines, including tours as commanding officer aboard the USS Sam Houston and USS City of Corpus Christi. On the encouragement of his father, he decided to apply to the U.S. In April 2000, Owens co-authored Lifting the Fog of War with Edward Offley.
He has been awarded the Legion d’Honore by France and Indonesia’s and Sweden’s the highest awards given to foreign citizens. Admiral Owens is also a chairman of privately held Intelius, an information commerce company based in Bellevue, Washington. He has a B.A. , Owens began his career as a nuclear submariner.