Task Force Member Profile

Col Stephen T. Ganyard, USMC (ret.)

Task Force Member

Col Stephen T. Ganyard, USMC (ret.) is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs where he was responsible for a budget of more than $5 billion related to global political-military programs, strategic political-military planning, and cross-cutting political-military policy issues.


Previously, he served as the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Counselor, Department of State, managing a global foreign policy portfolio.


While on active military duty he served as Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and in the J-8/ Joint Chiefs of Staff office working on missile defense issues.


Col Ganyard, USMC (ret.) is a graduate of Northwestern University and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He has published articles and op-eds in The New York Times, other publications, and professional journals.


Currently, he is President of Avascent Global Advisors.

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