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R. James Woolsey

R. James Woolsey

R. James Woolsey joined Booz Allen Hamilton in July, 2002, as a Vice President and officer in the firm's Global Assurance practice located in McLean, Virginia. Previously Mr. Woolsey was a partner at the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C., where he practiced for twenty-two years, on four occasions, beginning in1973; his practice was in the fields of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

During the twelve years he has served in the U.S. Government Mr. Woolsey has held Presidential appointments in two Democratic and two Republican administrations. He was Director of Central Intelligence in 1993-95. He also served as: Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna, 1989-1991; Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977-1979; and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1970-73. He was appointed by the President as Delegate at Large to the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks (NST), and served in that capacity on a part-time basis in Geneva, 1983-1986. As an officer in the U.S. Army he was an adviser on the U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I), Helsinki and Vienna, 1969-1970.

Mr. Woolsey is currently: the Chairman of the Board of Freedom House, the Chairman of the Advisory Boards of the Clean Fuels Foundation and the New Uses Council, and a Trustee of the Center for Strategic & International Studies. He also serves on the National Commission on Energy Policy. He has been the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian Institution, and a trustee of: Stanford University, The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation, and the Aerospace Corporation. He has been a member of: The National Commission on Terrorism, 1999-2000; The Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the U.S. (Rumsfeld Commission), 1998; The President's Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform, 1989; The President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management (Packard Commission), 1985-1986; and The President's Commission on Strategic Forces (Scowcroft Commission), 1983.

Mr. Woolsey is presently a principal in the Homeland Security Fund of Paladin Capital Group and a member of the Board of Directors of four privately held companies, generally in fields related to infrastructure protection and resilience. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of Global Options LLC. He has served in the past as a member of the Boards of Directors of a number of other publicly and privately held companies, generally in fields related to technology and security, including: Martin Marietta; British Aerospace, Inc.; Fairchild Industries; Titan Corporation; DynCorp, Yurie Systems, Inc.; and USF&G; he has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.

Mr. Woolsey was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1941. He is married to Suzanne Haley Woolsey, who is the Chief Communications Officer of the National Academies (Science, Engineering, and Medicine) and who serves on several corporate and non-profit boards. They have three sons: Robert, Daniel, and Benjamin. Mr. Woolsey attended Tulsa public schools, graduating from Tulsa Central High School in 1959. He received his B.A. Degree from Stanford University (1963, With Great Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa), an M.A. from Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar 1963-65), and an LL.B from Yale Law School (1968, Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal).

Mr. Woolsey is a frequent contributor of articles to major publications, and from time to time gives public speeches and media interviews, on the subjects of foreign affairs, defense, energy, critical infrastructure protection and resilience, and intelligence.

Recent articles by R. James Woolsey

WEST BANK TERRORIST STATEWall Street JournalMay 23, 2006
THE ELEPHANT IN THE MIDDLE EAST LIVING ROOMNRODecember 14, 2005
GET SMARTWall Street JournalDecember 15, 2004
LAW AND TORTUREWall Street JournalJune 28, 2004
RED TAPE THREATENS TO CAGE MILITARY MIGHTUSA TodayApril 15, 2004
DECISIVE, RESOLUTE -AND WRONGFinancial TimesApril 4, 2004
TRANSCRIPT: JAMES WOOLSEY "ON THE RECORD WITH GRETA VAN SUSTEREN"Fox News ChannelMarch 24, 2004
TRANSCRIPT: JAMES WOOLSEY REBUTS RICHARD CLARKE, CNNCNN, LOU DOBBS, MONEYLINEMarch 23, 2004
'Kay' Sera, SeraWall Street JournalFebruary 2, 2004
KING AND COUNTRYWALL STREET JOURNALOctober 29, 2003
UNPREPAREDWALL STREET JOURNALOctober 21, 2003
Wall Street JournalAugust 4, 2003
Not All BadWall Street JournalFebruary 20, 2003
Cut Supply Lines that Fuel Pyongyang's Nuclear DreamsLos Angeles TimesJanuary 12, 2003
The Coming Revolution in IranWall Street JournalJuly 29, 2002
The Wild, Wild WestNew York TimesFebruary 22, 2002

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