Season 1,

Episode 2: Christine Wormuth

September 07, 2017

Christine Wormuth, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, discusses her career path and provides tips for owning your confidence in the broader national security community.

Christine Wormuth is director of the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience at the Atlantic Council. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she was under secretary of defense for policy (USDP) at the US Department of Defense (DoD) from 2014 to 2016. In that role, she advised both Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary Ash Carter on the full range of regional and functional national security issues. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Wormuth was deputy under secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and forces, and led the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review. She served as special assistant to the president and senior director for defense at the National Security Council (NSC) from December 2010 until August 2012.

“You have to let expertise do the talking. If 
you are prepared and you know your stuff, 
that’s going to show and it will show pretty quickly.”

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