Guiding Coalition

PNSR’s Guiding Coalition, a group of distinguished Americans with extensive service in the public and private sectors, sets the project’s strategy. These individuals ensure a bipartisan view and help PNSR communicate to the government and the public.

Guiding Coalition

James R. Locher III
President and CEO
Project on National Security Reform

David M. Abshire
President and CEO
The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

Norman R. Augustine
Former Chairman and CEO
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Joel Bagnal
Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor

Robert D. Blackwill
Senior Fellow
RAND Corporation

Dennis Blair
Former Director of National Intelligence

Charles G. Boyd
Former President and CEO
Business Executives for National Security

Jonathan D. Breul
Executive Director
IBM Center for the Business of Government

Daniel W. Christman
Senior Counselor
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Wesley K. Clark
Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Ruth A. David
President and CEO
Analytic Services, Inc.

Leon Fuerth
Former Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs

Edmund P. Giambastiani
Former Vice Chairman
Joint Chiefs of Staff

Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker
U.S. House of Representatives

Robert M. Kimmitt
Former Deputy Secretary
Department of Treasury

James M. Loy
Former Deputy Secretary
Department of Homeland Security

Jessica Tuchman Mathews
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

J. Michael McConnell
Former Director of National Intelligence

John E. McLaughlin
Senior Fellow, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
The Johns Hopkins University

Dr. John A. Nagl
Center for a New American Security

James A. Nussle
Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
Former Chaiman, House Budget Committee

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
University Distinguished Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Thomas R. Pickering
Former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Tom Ridge
Former Secretary of Homeland Security
Former Governor of Pennsylvania

Brent Scowcroft
Former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Jeffrey H. Smith
Arnold & Porter

Kenneth R. Weinstein
Hudson Institute

Anthony C. Zinni
Former Commander
U.S. Central Command

Left to Serve in Government

Ashton B. Carter
Deputy Secretary of Defense

Michèle Flournoy
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

James L. Jones
Former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Carlos Pascual
Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs

James B. Steinberg
Former Deputy Secretary of State
Dean and University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University