Roger W. Cressey: The Independent Institute

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Roger W. Cressey
Roger W. Cressey

Roger W. Cressey is President of Good Harbor Consulting LLC, Counter-Terrorism Analyst for NBC News, and Lecturer at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is a former member of the U.S. National Security Council staff, where he held the position of Director for Transnational Threats.

Having received his Masters' degree in 1991 in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University, he was assigned to the Department of Defense's Middle East Security branch. Between 1991-1999, Cressey served at the U.S. Embassy in Israel and with the United Nations' Operation Restore Hope in war-torn Somalia. He was later elevated to the position of Deputy Director for War Plans. In November 2001, following the September 11th attacks, Cressey was named Chief of Staff of the presidential Critical Infrastructure Protection Board.

He has been awarded the State Department's Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards and the Defense Department's Exceptional Civilian Service Award.