October 02, 2018

CNAS Defense Program Welcomes Greg Grant as Adjunct Senior Fellow

Washington, October 2 -- The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) announced today that Greg Grant has joined the Center as an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense program. Grant will offer expert insight on current and emerging defense issues and conduct research focused on extending U.S. military advantage in the face of evolving security challenges.

Currently, Grant is a Senior Principal in MITRE’s National Security Sector, focused on the operational implications of emerging technologies and their impact on the changing character of warfare. Previously, he was Senior Director for Strategy at Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx). Prior to DIUx, he served as Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, helping him develop the department’s “Third Offset Strategy.”

Within the Department of Defense, Grant also served as Director of the Advanced Capabilities and Deterrence Panel (ACDP), an effort to identify new technologies and concepts to sustain and advance U.S. military advantages against potential adversaries. His other positions have included speechwriter to previous Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, and Chuck Hagel.

Grant provided coverage of the conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan and served as an embedded reporter with American troops during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Grant holds an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

To reach Grant or for more information on CNAS, please contact Cole Stevens at cstevens@cnas.org or 202-695-8166.