Grant S. Green, Jr. - Chairman:
Grant S. Green, Jr. is currently Chairman of Global Marketing and Development Solutions, Inc. (GMDS). Concurrently, he has served on several
Advisory Groups overseeing development of the Budget of the Future for the Department of State and on increasing professionalism of the
Career Foreign Service and the Civil Service within the Department of State.
From January 2013 to May 2013 he served as chairman of a State Department panel established as a follow-up to the Benghazi Accountability
Review Board (ARB). The panel’s objective was to evaluate the organization and management of the Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
Prior to this, in June 2008, Mr. Green was appointed by President Bush as a member of the Congressional Commission on Wartime Contracting
in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Commission – modeled after the “Truman Committee” which investigated waste and fraud during World War II –
spent three years investigating contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Commission identified major failures in contract planning, execution,
contract compliance and oversight by both contractors and within the government often resulting in unacceptable costs, excessive waste and
substandard performance. Following several Interim and Special Reports, the Commission’s final report was submitted to the Congress in August 2011.
From 2001 - 2005, Mr. Green served in the U.S. Department of State as Under Secretary of State for Management. He was sworn in as Under
Secretary on March 30, 2001, after having served since December 18, 2000 as head of the Department’s transition to the new administration.
As Under Secretary he served as the principal adviser to the Secretary of State on all management issues effecting Department operations.
The Under Secretary also provided regular direction to the Bureau of Resource Management and the Chief Financial Officer.
Additionally, the Under Secretary for Management 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). The PMA was a set of management initiatives
designed to make government more citizen-centered, effective, and efficient.
Before being appointed Under Secretary of State for Management, Mr. Green was Chairman and President of Global Marketing and Development
Solutions Inc. (GMD Solutions) and earlier was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for a major consulting and marketing company.
Mr. Green also has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense where he was involved in total force management policies, 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. He was also responsible for Department
of Defense policies concerning recruiting, advertising, retention, compensation, training and education, commercial affairs, labor-management relations
and wage fixing authority, equal opportunity, family and community services, accident prevention and safety, dependents education, morale-recreation
and welfare, and drug policy and enforcement.
Prior to being appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense, Mr. Green served in the White House as Special Assistant to President Reagan for National
Security Affairs and Executive Secretary of the National Security Council. There he directed the NSC Staff in their day-to-day support of the President
and his National Security Advisor. Earlier, Mr. Green was employed in several senior management positions with Sears World Trade (SWT). There he
developed and managed a number of business opportunities involving SWT and government contractors, oversaw the regional overseas office structure
and several joint ventures, and negotiated numerous business/trade transactions.
Before joining SWT, Mr. Green spent 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.
He 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 4 years on the Army General Staff in the Pentagon and 4 years on the immediate staff of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.