America’s Best STEM-Educated CEOs? They’re The Military’s Four Star OfficersJuly 14, 2019 | :
by Michael T. Nietzel
In an age where technology, scientific discoveries and data play increasingly essential roles in economic growth, national security and general well-being, advanced education in Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) fields has become a highly desirable asset for America’s leaders.
Among leading chief executives, the senior commanders of the U. S. military stand heads and shoulders above their CEO peers when it comes to STEM education. Compared to governors, big-city mayors, university presidents, major philanthropic foundation heads, press titans and the CEOs of the nation’s biggest companies, it’s the highest ranking officers in the military–the four-star officers–who possess the strongest STEM backgrounds.