Grant Green

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Grant S. Green, Jr. is Chairman of GMD Solutions, Inc. [1]

Green served as Undersecretary of State for Management in the U.S. Department of State from March 30, 2001, to January 25, 2005. [2][3]

According to the Congressional Record Daily Digest, on January 9, 2003, Green's nomination for Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, a new position, was received by the U.S. Senate. [4] Green was nominated February 6, 2001, by President George W. Bush to be Under Secretary of State for Management at the U.S. Department of State and was sworn into office on March 30, 2001. [5]

It should be noted that in 1987, Green served on President Ronald Reagan's national security team with Colin L. Powell, who subsequently served as President George W. Bush's first Secretary of State. In 2001, Green helped Powell prepare to assume his new position. [6]


Grant S. Green, Jr., was born on June 16, 1938, in Seattle, WA. [7]

At the time of his February 2001 nomination, Green was the Chairman and President of Global Marketing and Development Solutions Inc. (GMD Solutions), "a global marketing and consulting company. His prior government experience includes serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel and as Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan for National Security Affairs and Executive Secretary of the National Security Council."

While serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense in the U.S. Department of Defense, Green was "involved in total force management policies, military and civilian manpower and personnel matters, and manpower requirements for weapons support. As such, he was responsible for structural analysis of active forces, reserve components and civilian employees, and development of military and civilian manpower requirements. He was also responsible for Department of Defense policies concerning recruiting, advertising, retention, compensation, training and education, commercial affairs, labor-management relations and wage fixing authority, equal opportunity, family and community services, accident prevention and safety, dependents education, morale-recreation and welfare, and drug policy and enforcement." [8]

Additionally, 1984-1987 [9], Green was "employed in several senior management positions with Sears World Trade (SWT). There he developed and managed a number of business opportunities involving SWT and government contractors, oversaw the regional overseas office structure and several joint ventures, and negotiated numerous business/trade transactions.

"Before joining SWT, Mr. Green served for 22 years [1960-1983] in the U.S. Army [(in the grade of colonel)] . During this time, he served in a variety of Infantry and Aviation command and staff assignments including those with the 82nd Airborne Division, the 25th Infantry Division, and the 2nd Infantry Division, where he commanded the 2nd Aviation Battalion. He also served with the 1st Cavalry Division and the 101st (Airborne) Airmobile Division in Vietnam where he commanded an assault helicopter unit. Major staff assignments include 4 years on the Army General Staff in the Pentagon and 4 years on the immediate staff of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense." [10][11]

"Green earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas [1960] and a M.S. in Management from George Washington University [1979]. He also completed professional courses of study at both the Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Air Force Air War College. He is the recipient of numerous military decorations as well as the Department of Defense award for Distinguished Public Service." [12][13]

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