The Honorable David C. Gompert (CSR)
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David C. Gompert was sworn in as Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence on Nov. 10, 2009 following his Nov. 9 confirmation by the U.S. Senate. President Barack Obama nominated him for the position on Aug. 6, 2009.
Prior to this position, Mr. Gompert was a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation. Before this he was Distinguished Research Professor at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Gompert served as the Senior Advisor for National Security and Defense, Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraq. He has also been on the faculty of the RAND Pardee Graduate School, the United States Naval Academy, and the National Defense University.
Mr. Gompert served as President of RAND Europe from 2000 to 2003, during which period he was on the RAND Europe Executive Board and the Chairman of RAND Europe-UK. He was Vice President of RAND and Director of the National Defense Research Institute from 1993 to 2000.
From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Gompert served as Special Assistant to President George H. W. Bush and Senior Director for Europe and Eurasia on the National Security Council staff. He has held a number of positions at the State Department, including Deputy to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs (1982-83), Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs (1981-82), Deputy Director of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (1977-81), and Special Assistant to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (1973-75).
Mr. Gompert has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Panel of the Chief of Naval Operations, the Foreign Policy Association, Atlantik Brucke, and the Board of Trustees of Hopkins House. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.
"Security in Iraq: A Framework for Analyzing Emerging Threats as U.S. Forces Leave"
By David C. Gompert, Terrence K. Kelly, Jessica Watkins (2010)
"Underkill: Scalable Capabilities for Military Operations amid Populations"
By David C. Gompert, Stuart E. Johnson, Martin C. Libicki, David R. Frelinger, John Gordon IV,
Raymond Smith, Camille A. Sawak
"Withdrawing from Iraq: Alternative Schedules, Associated Risks, and Mitigating Strategies"
By David C. Gompert, Walter L. Perry, Stuart E. Johnson, Keith Crane, John Gordon IV,
Robert E. Hunter, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Terrence K. Kelly, Eric Peltz, Howard J. Shatz