Col Stephen T. Ganyard, USMC (ret.)

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.