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Jack Segal

Jack Segal

Class of 1963

I've had an exciting career in diplomacy, national security and foreign policy.

Member, SACEUR's Strategic Advisory Team
Visiting Distinguished Senior Fellow, National Defense University
Lecturer, Northwestern Michigan College, Penn State University

Career Highlights:

• NATO - 10 years - Chief foreign policy advisor to NATO's four-star operational Commander for the Afghanistan (ISAF) mission. Forty week-long visits to Afghanistan (2002 to 2010). Participant in decision-making for ISAF operational planning, strategic assessments. Advisor to NATO strategic commander (SACEUR) on NATO contingency planning; Afghan transition; counter-piracy; "High North" (implications of Arctic environmental change); energy security; Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Extensive senior-level ISAF, NATO, European, International Organization, NGO and USG contacts. Adviser to NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

• White House - State Department: Senior career U.S. diplomat - 22 years - White House (National Security Council Director for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia and Director for Non-proliferation/export controls); Moscow - WMD destruction/START implementation; first US Consul General in Siberia (WMD implementation; opening business ties); Political/Military Chief in Israel (ballistic missile defence development, Gulf War, Intifada); Chief of Staff to Undersecretary of State for International Security and Arms Control; START strategic nuclear weapons negotiating team (missile/bomber limits, monitoring/compliance); Capitol Hill experience; southern Africa tour. Four Superior Honor Awards.

• US Army - 11 years: Infantry Officer Candidate School, two tours in Viet Nam (4th and 25th Infantry Division - III Corps); a tour in Germany with Army Security Agency (strategic intelligence/SIGINT). Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

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