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Grant S. Green
Grant S. Green

Grant S. Green

Appointed 2008 by then President George W. Bush


  • Global Marketing and Development Solutions Inc. (GMDS), Chairman, 2005-present;
  • "America Supports You Fund”, President, 2007-present;
  • Member, Advisory Group, Budget of the Future for the Department of State, 2007-present;
  • Under Secretary of State for Management, 2001-2005.
    As Under Secretary, Mr. Green was principal adviser to the Secretary of State on all management issues effecting Department operations. Reporting to him were the Bureaus of Administration, Consular Affairs, Diplomatic Security, Human Resources, Information Resource Management, Overseas Buildings Operations, the Director of Diplomatic Reception Rooms, the Director of Medical Services, the Foreign Service Institute, the Office of Management Policy and Rightsizing, and the Office of White House Liaison. In addition, as Under Secretary for Management he was the State Department's representative on the President's Management Council, and was the Department official responsible for implementing the President's Management Agenda (PMA).
  • GMDS, Chairman and President, 1996-2000;
  • Major Consulting and Marketing Company, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 1989-1996;
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1988-1989.
    As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Green was involved in total force management, military and civilian manpower and personnel matters, and manpower requirements for weapons support. As such, he was responsible for structural analysis of active forces, reserve components and civilian employees, and development of military and civilian manpower requirements.
  • President Ronald Reagan, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and Executive Secretary for the National Security Council, 1986-1988.
    In this capacity at the White House, Mr. Green directed the NSC staff in their day-to-day support of the President and his National Security Advisor.
  • Sears World Trade (SWT), several senior management positions, 1983-1986.
    As a senior manager with SWT, Mr. Green developed and managed a number of business opportunities involving SWT and government contractors, oversaw the regional office structure and several joint ventures, and negotiated a number of business/trade transactions.

  • Academic/Professional/Recognitions
    BA, Political Science, University of Arkansas, 1961;
    MS, Management, George Washington University, 1979.
    Department of Defense award for Distinguished Public Service;
    Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award;
    Recipient of numerous military decorations.


    Before joining SWT, Mr. Green served for 22 years in the U.S. Army. During this time, he served in a variety of Infantry and Aviation command and staff assignments including those with the 82nd Airborne Division, the 25th Infantry Division, and the 2nd Infantry Division, where he commanded the 2nd Aviation Battalion. Mr. Green also served with the 1st Cavalry Division and the 101st (Airborne) Airmobile Division in Vietnam where he commanded an assault helicopter unit. Major staff assignments include four years on the Army General Staff in the Pentagon and four years on the immediate staff of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.

    Mr. Green also completed professional courses of study at both the Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Air Force Air War College.

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