Ret. Admiral James Winnefeld Jr.


James Winnefeld Jr.

Retired Admiral for the U.S. Military

For 37 years, Admiral James Winnefeld served in the U.S. Army, and was Vice Chairmen of the Joint Chief of Staff from 2011 to 2015.

In 2017, Admiral Winnefeld lost his 17-year-old to the opioid epidemic. Following his loss, he turned tragedy into action and founded the Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (SAFE) Project. Winnefeld continues to dedicate his time to pursuing means of cutting short the growing national catastrophe of opioid addiction and overdose.

Admiral Winnefeld spoke at The Common Good Forum & American Spirit Awards 2018.