Jack Dyer Crouch II

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Jack Dyer Crouch II
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President and CEO of the
United Service Organizations
Assumed office
July 28, 2014
United States Ambassador to Romania
In office
July 16, 2004 – February 28, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byMichael E. Guest
Succeeded byNicholas F. Taubman
Deputy National Security Advisor
In office
January 31, 2005 – May 4, 2007
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byStephen Hadley
Succeeded byJames Franklin Jeffrey
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
In office
Personal details
Born (1958-07-01) July 1, 1958 (age 62)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California (BA, MA, PhD)

Jack Dyer Crouch II (born July 1, 1958) is an American diplomat and national security adviser. Since 2014, he has been president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the United Service Organizations (USO).[1]


Crouch earned a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and PhD in international relations from the University of Southern California.[2]


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 and Soviet Union Nuclear and Space Arms Talks.

Between 1986 and 1990, he was military legislative assistant to U.S. Senator from Wyoming Malcolm Wallop.

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

From 1993 to 2001, Crouch was Associate Professor of Defense and Strategic Studies at Southwest Missouri State University, located in Springfield, Missouri. He was a 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.

He was appointed Deputy National Security Advisor by U.S. President George W. Bush in March 2005, serving until May 2007.[3] He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Romania (from 2004 to 2005) and as an Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Policy, among other positions in government under Republican administrations.

In 2014, Crouch was elected by the United Service Organizations Board of Governors to be the President and CEO of the USO. His term started on July 28, 2014.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "J.D. Crouch II". USO. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Support, Ways to; Wishbook; Careers; USO, Find a; Volunteer; Store; Story, Share your USO; Us, About; Facebook. "J.D. Crouch II". United Service Organizations. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  3. ^ "National Security Council". georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. Retrieved 2019-09-28.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Michael E. Guest
United States Ambassador to Romania
Succeeded by
Nicholas F. Taubman
Legal offices
Preceded by
Stephen Hadley
Deputy National Security Advisor
Succeeded by
James Jeffrey