Defense for European and NATO Affairs. On November 8, 2000 she received the "Distinguished Executive" Presidential Rank Award for her accomplishments during her public service career.
From November 1996 until February 1999, she served as the Director of NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In this capacity she oversaw the Department's contribution to NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit which included the revision of NATO's strategic concept, the launching of the Defense Capabilities Initiative, and the demonstration of the Partnership for Peace Simulation Network. She was a key negotiator of the 1997 NATO-Russia Founding Act and orchestrated the DoD contribution to the ratification of NATO Enlargement by the U.S. Senate.
During 1993-1996, Ms. Bronson was the Director for Negotiations and Implementation. She oversaw the development and implementation of DoD policies concerning nuclear, biological, chemical and missile nonproliferation and arms control. This included the indefinite extension of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the negotiation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Bronson received her B.A. from Cornell University and was commissioned
as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1979. She was a Distinguished
Military Graduate and the Cadet Commander. She was awarded the
parachute badge in 1978. She received her law degree from Cornell
University in 1982 and entered the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's
Corps in 1983. She served six years on active duty during 1983-1989
with tours in Schweinfurt, Germany (3rd Infantry Division)
and Camp Casey, Korea (2nd Infantry Division).