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For Immediate Release March 17, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: ...
Doug Wilson, Nominee for Member, United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
Doug Wilson is Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Advisors at the Truman National Security Project/Center for National Policy, positions he has held since 2013. He also serves on the boards of Blue Star Families and America Abroad Media, and is Co-Founder of the national “Vets Community Connections” initiative. Mr. Wilson most recently served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs at the Department of Defense from 2010 to 2012 and was Executive Vice President for Policy of the Howard Gilman Foundation in New York City in 2009. Before that, he was Founding Chair of the Harvard Public Diplomacy Collaborative in 2009, Vice President of The Cohen Group from 2002 to 2005, and Vice President of Strategic Development for Business Executives for National Security from 2001 to 2002. He served at the Department of Defense as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs from 2000 to 2001 and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1997 to 1999. He was Director of the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Information Agency from 1993 to 1996. Earlier in his career, he served as Arizona Chief of Trade and Protocol for the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission and as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor in the Office of Senator Gary Hart in Denver, Colorado. He was a Foreign Service Information Officer with the U.S. Information Agency for eight years, serving in Naples, Rome, and London, where he was the First Secretary for Press and Information during the Iran hostage crisis. He is a past board member of the National Security Network and Third Way. Mr. Wilson is a three-time recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Pentagon's highest civilian honor. Mr. Wilson received a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. ...