Ambassador Reuden Brigety II
Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II most recently
served as the appointed Representative of the United States of America to the
African Union and Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN Economic
Commission for Africa on September 3, 2013. Prior to this appointment,
Ambassador Brigety served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau
of African Affairs from November 14, 2011 until September 3, 2013 with
responsibility for Southern African and Regional Security Affairs.
December 2009 to November 2011, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of
State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. In this capacity,
he supervised U.S. refugee programs in Africa, managed U.S. humanitarian
diplomacy with major international partners, and oversaw the development of
international migration policy.
native of Jacksonville, Florida, Ambassador Brigety previously served as
Director of the Sustainable Security Program at the Center for American
Progress from January 2008 to November 2009 and as a Special Assistant in the
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at the U.S. Agency
for International Development from January 2007 to January 2008. From November
2008 to January 2009, he also served as a senior advisor for Development and
Security to the U.S. Central Command Assessment Team in Washington and in Doha,
to his work in the policy arena, Ambassador Brigety served as an assistant
professor of government and politics at George Mason University and at the
School of International Service at American University between August 2003 and
April 2009. In addition, Ambassador Brigety was a researcher with the Arms
Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) from August 2001- May 2003, where he
conducted research missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Before joining HRW,
Ambassador Brigety was an active duty U.S. naval officer and held several staff
positions in the Pentagon and in fleet support units.
Ambassador Brigety is a
1995 distinguished midshipman graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he
earned a B.S. in political science (with merit), served as the Brigade
Commander and received the Thomas G. Pownall Scholarship. He also holds an
M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of
Cambridge, England. Ambassador Brigety is a member of the International
Institute for Strategic Studies, a Life Member of the Council on Foreign
Relations, and a recipient of the Council’s International Affairs Fellowship.
Mr. Greg Jaffe
is the Pentagon correspondent at the Washington Post and previously
covered the White House and the military for The Post. He held
the same position at the Wall Street Journal. In 1999, he was part of
a team of reporters that won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
He holds a BA in English from Williams College.
Ambassador (Ret) David Miller
|Ambassador David Miller, Jr., a Non-Resident Fellow
at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, is
a partner and founding investor of Torch Hill Capital, LLC, a private equity
firm that originates, structures, and acts as an equity investor in privately
held companies. In his private sector career, he worked for a decade in international
positions for a member of the Dow Jones thirty, Westinghouse Electric Corp. In
addition, he has provided international business advisory services to a number
of major US corporations and has managed investments for high net worth
individuals in privately held companies.
Ambassador Miller was special assistant to the
president for national security affairs on the National Security Council staff
at the White House from January 23, 1989, to December 31, 1990. His NSC
accounts included Africa as well as counterterrorism, counter-narcotics, and
hostage rescue. He served as the United States ambassador to Tanzania from 1981
to 1984 and to Zimbabwe from 1984 to 1986. During his Zimbabwe tour he was
asked to run the South Africa Working Group in addition to his bilateral
responsibilities in Harare. Following a year in Vietnam working on projects
primarily for the Advanced Research Projects Agency, he was selected as a White
House fellow for 1968–1969. He served as a fellow with the attorney general and
the following year became his confidential assistant. In 1970–1971, he was the
director of the president’s Commission on White House Fellows while also
working with the counsel to the president.
He founded and serves as the chairman of the
Special Operations Fund, which provides scholarships for the widows and
children of deceased members of special operations military units. He has
lectured and written on foreign policy management, including chapters in three
volumes on low-intensity conflict: Low Intensity Conflict: Old Threats in a New
World; Gray Area Phenomena: Confronting the New World Disorder; and Managing
Contemporary Conflict: Pillars of Success. Ambassador Miller also co-authored,
with David Gordon and Howard Wolpe, The United States and Africa: A Post-Cold
War Perspective, an American Assembly book published by W. W. Norton & Co.
Ambassador Miller graduated with honors from Harvard College, received a JD
from the University of Michigan Law School, and an honorary Doctor of Law from
Lewis and Clark. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
LTG (Ret) Terry Wolf
|LTG (ret) Terry Wolff
became the Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to
Counter ISIL in November 2015, after taking a leave of absence from the Near
East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA).|
LTG (ret) Wolff
previously served as the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5 for the
Joint Staff from September 2011 until December 2013. He retired in
February 2014 after completing over 34 years of service.
LTG (ret) Wolff commanded
at every level from platoon to armored division. He spent nearly ten
years in Germany and served three tours in Iraq (2003; 2006-07; 2010)
commanding the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, the Coalition
Military Assistance Training Team, and the United States Division-Center.
He has extensive
experience in Washington, DC working military strategy and policy matters as
well as interagency affairs: first on the Joint Staff as a Colonel; then
nearly two years on the National Security Council as a Special Assistant to the
President and Senior Director for Iraq and Afghanistan; over two years as the
Joint Staff J-5; and now as the Deputy Presidential Envoy.
Commissioned from the
Military Academy in 1979 with a BS in Engineering, he has Masters Degrees in
International Affairs from Catholic University, the School of Advanced Military
Studies at Fort Leavenworth and the Naval War College.