Major General Clarence K.K. Chinn Joins Academy Securities’ Advisory Board

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of Major General Clarence K.K. Chinn to its Advisory Board and Geopolitical Intelligence Group.

Major General Chinn brings decades of experience to Academy’s Advisory Board, having served in the U.S. Army for over 36 years. He most recently served as Commander, U.S. Army South, where he was responsible for the conduct and support of multinational operations and security operations in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Prior to this assignment, Major General Chinn served in various roles including Deputy Commander for United States Army Special Operations Command, Senior Commander at Fort Bragg, and Commanding General at Fort Polk, LA.

“Having Major General Chinn join as our newest Advisory Board Member speaks volumes to our ongoing efforts to advise our clients on geopolitical issues,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims. “With the ongoing developments in the Latin American region, his experience adds a unique dimension to the Advisory Board which is critical to the Firm’s mission.”

Major General Chinn is a 1981 graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. He has served as an Infantry officer, commanding at every level, with extensive time serving with Airborne / Ranger units. Currently residing in Aiea, Hawaii, Major General Chinn has been assisting United States Army Pacific with their Regional Leader Development Program – Pacific.

“I am honored to join Academy, a visionary team of trusted and respected professionals with strong principles focused on client service and supporting our transitioning military veterans,” said Major General Chinn.

“Major General Chinn is a renowned leader and wonderful addition to our Advisory Board. We look forward to serving our clients with his expertise,” said Phil McConkey, President of Academy Securities.

About Academy Securities

Academy Securities is a preeminent disabled veteran owned investment bank with strength in capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Leadership and staff have had intensive military training prior to entering and gaining in depth financial services experience in global capital markets. We are mission driven with a high ethical code, a solid sense of accountability and strive for excellence in the pursuit of our clients’ success. Intellectual assets, strong visionary leaders and a proud team commitment bring out the best in each other for the benefit of our clients. Academy is our nation’s first and only post-9/11 disabled veteran owned investment bank and is a certified as a DVBE, SDVOSB, and MBE. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Chapel Hill, Sacramento, and South Norwalk. Information about Academy Securities is available at


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