General James Cartwright (USMC ret., pictured left) and General Peter Chiarelli (USA ret., pictured right) have joined ABC News as military consultants, president Ben Sherwood announced today.

Cartwright served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007-11, in both the Bush and Obama administrations. Prior to that, he served as Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal and missile defense systems. He served for more than 40 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Chiarelli is a retired U.S. Army general who served as the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff from 2008-12. He is a former senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

In a memo welcoming the pair, Sherwood praised the network’s “ deeply experienced and knowledgeable team of military experts with many decades of service to the country and valuable insights into national security threats and issues.”

Read the full memo after the jump.

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