Richard J. Danzig

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Richard J. Danzig[1] is Chairman of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

"Mr. Danzig is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses, a consultant to the U.S. government, a member of the Department of Homeland Security "Net Assessment" Panel on Bioterrorism, a director of the Center for New American Security, a member of the U.S. Military Southern Command Advisory Board, and a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He served as Secretary of the Navy from November 1998 to January 2001 and was Undersecretary of the Navy from November 1993 to May 1997. In between, he was a Traveling Fellow in Asia and Europe for the Center of International Political Economy and an Adjunct Professor at Maxwell's School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He previously served on our Board from 1987 to 1993 while he was a partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Danzig is a graduate of Reed College and also has degrees from Yale Law School and from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Mr. Danzig is a director of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. and the privately held Saffron Hill Ventures." [1]

Danzig was a partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins in Washington, DC. from 1981 to 1993; between 1972 and 1977, Danzig served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, first as a Deputy Assistant Secretary, and then as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics.

Danzig has taught contracts at Georgetown Law School, was a Trustee of Reed College, and has served as litigation director and vice chair of the International Human Rights Group. Danzig received a B.A. degree from Reed College, a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, and Bachelor of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Upon graduation from Yale, he served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White.

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  1. Richard J. Danzig, Forbes, accessed January 5, 2009.
  2. Board of Directors, Center for a New American Security, accessed January 14, 2011.
  3. Trustees, RAND Corporation, accessed February 8, 2011.