Gary J. Schmitt

Dr. Schmitt is a senior fellow of the Project for the New American Century.

In the early 1980s, Dr. Schmitt was a member of the professional staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and, from 1982-1984, served as the committee's minority staff director. In 1984, he was appointed by President Reagan to the post of executive director of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the White House. He served in that position until 1988. Since then, he has held visiting fellowships at the National Interest, a foreign policy journal, and the Brookings Institution, served as Coordinator for the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence's Working Group on Intelligence Reform, and worked as a consultant to the Department of Defense. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Schmitt has written articles in a number of areas, including the American founding, the U.S. presidency, the American political system, intelligence and national security affairs. He is the co-author with Abram N. Shulsky, of Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence (2002); co-editor of, and contributor to, U.S. Intelligence at the Crossroads: Agendas for Reform (1995); co-author of The Future of U.S. Intelligence (1996), a monograph prepared for the Working Group on Intelligence Reform; and co-author of What Does "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" Mean? (1998), a monograph of the Henry Salvatori Center of Claremont McKenna College.

Dr. Schmitt is a graduate of the University of Dallas (B.A./1974) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D./1980).