Dr. Jeffrey (Jeb) Nadaner
Director of Strategy
• Advising the Secretary of Defense on the global posture of US forces and capabilities to conduct current operations, future contingencies, and ongoing capacity building activities with partner countries.
• Building partnerships with the State Department, the Agency for International Development, and other U.S. Departments and Agencies for cooperative, whole of government approaches to security challenges abroad.
• Developing strategies governing Defense Department capacity building efforts with partner countries – including equipment sales, training, technology sharing, border security, natural disaster and pandemic preparation, humanitarian activities and foreign defense ministry reforms.
• Organizing programs such as the IMET (International Military Education Training), the OSD regional centers, and the counter-terrorism and stability operations fellowships to educate and train partner nation military officials and officers.
In 2002, Jeb Nadaner entered the Bush administration as a speechwriter for Secretary of State Colin Powell. In 2003, he worked on the UN, serving as senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations. From January to August 2004, he served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy working on war on terrorism strategy. From August 2004 through December 2006, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations, responsible for producing the guidance to change DoD stability operations capabilities (Directive 3000.05), and working with the State Department and Congress to pass and implement the Section 1206 partner nation train and equip program. His earlier experiences include building a consumer goods business and practicing law.
Dr. Nadaner earned his Ph.D. at Yale University focusing on the history of strategy. The University of Pennsylvania awarded him his J.D. and Duke University his B.A.