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Robert G. Bell


Robert G. Bell

Robert G. Bell’s 45-year US Government career included 7 years as the U.S. Defense Advisor at NATO and the Senior Civilian Representative in Europe of the Secretary of Defense (2010-2017), 3 years as NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment (1999-2003), 7 years at the White House as President Clinton’s National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control and the NSC Counselor (1993-1999), 18 years on the staffs of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees and the Congressional Research Service (1975-1992), and 6 years as an Air Force officer (1969-1975).   From 2003-2010, he was a Senior VP at SAIC, directing business development activities in Europe.  Mr. Bell has a BS in International Affairs from the U.S. Air Force Academy (1969) and a MA and PhD in International Security Studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1970 and 2021). He is currently a Distinguished Professor of the Practice at Georgia Tech, a Distinguished Fellow at the Free University of Brussel (VUB) Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS), and CEO of his own consulting firm, National Security Counsel LLC. 

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