General William "Kip" Ward (USA Ret.) was the commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), retiring in 2012. He became a senior adviser at Pentagon contractor SENTEL Corp. in 2013.
In a Washington Post profile he said a number of businesses approached him after he established AFRICOM to learn more about the business climate in Africa
Commander, Africa Command,
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)