Jack Dyer Crouch, II

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Jack Dyer Crouch II

Jack Dyer Crouch II (born July 1, 1958) was appointed Deputy National Security Advisor by U.S. President George W. Bush in March 2005. He previously served as U.S. Ambassador to Romania (2004–2005) and as an Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Policy, among other positions in government under Republican administrations.

Crouch was educated at the University of Southern California where he received his bachelor's degree, master's degree, and his Ph.D. in International Relations.

Between 1984 and 1986, he worked in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for the Assistant Director for Strategic Programs and served as an advisor to the United States / Soviet Union Nuclear and Space Arms Talks. Between 1986 and 1990, he was military legislative assistant to Senator Malcolm Wallop.

From 1990 to 1992 he served in the administration of George H. W. Bush as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.

Before joining the administration, from 1993 to 2001, Crouch was Associate Professor of Defense and Strategic Studies at Southwest Missouri State University. He was member of the Board of Editors of Comparative Strategy and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Security Policy. While at Missouri, he also served as a reserve deputy sheriff in Christian County.

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Preceded by
Stephen Hadley
Deputy National Security Advisor
Succeeded by
James Jeffrey