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Announcements | Dec 08, 2015

Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, Jr Joins Beacon Global Strategies’ Board of Advisors

Mr. Winnefeld served as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2011-2015. As the nation’s number two ranking military officer, his portfolios included investment, personnel, strategy, policy, and operations, as well as participation as a member of the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council.
He began his naval service as a fighter pilot, flying the F-14 Tomcat during several deployments to the Arabian Gulf region, and serving as an instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School, also known as Topgun.  During this period he also was senior aide to General Colin L. Powell.
After squadron command, he graduated first in his class from the Navy’s nuclear power school and subsequently commanded USS CLEVELAND and then USS ENTERPRISE during our nation’s response to the terror attacks of 9/11.  Later he simultaneously commanded NATO Joint Command Lisbon, Striking and Support Forces NATO, and the United States SIXTH Fleet.  After serving as the Joint Staff Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, he assumed command of United States NORTHERN Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD.


Announcements | Oct 30, 2015

Dr. Michael Vickers Joins Beacon Global Strategies’ Board of Advisors

Dr. Vickers was the longest serving Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in the department’s history.

Previously, he served as the department’s first and only Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity & Interdependent Capabilities from July 2007 to March 2011, and Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence from January 2011 to March 2011.

Dr. Vickers’ federal service has spanned nearly four decades, serving in a variety of positions as a national security decision maker and intelligence community leader. In addition to his tenure at the Department of Defense, he also served in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces non-commissioned officer and Special Forces officer, and was a CIA operations officer.


Announcements | Jun 03, 2015

David Shedd Joins Beacon Global Strategies’ Board of Advisors

Mr. Shedd was named Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in August 2014 following four years service as Deputy Director. Until January 2015 he led the Defense Intelligence Enterprise workforce. Mr. Shedd served from May 2007 to August 2010 as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Deputy Director for Policy, Plans, and Requirements. From May 2005 to April 2007, Mr. Shedd served as Chief of Staff and, later, Acting Director of the Intelligence Staff to the Director of National Intelligence. Between 1984 and 1993, Mr. Shedd served overseas in the U.S. Embassies in Costa Rica and Mexico.


Announcements | May 22, 2015

BGS Managing Director Jeremy Bash Emphasizes The Need For Increased Intelligence And Special Operations In The Fight Against ISIS

Bash states that in order for the US to lessen ISIS’ capabilities, we will need increased effort by special operations forces, airstrikes, and intelligence collection.


Announcements | Mar 16, 2015

Derek Chollet Joins Beacon Global Strategies

Derek Chollet Joins BGS as a Member of the Advisory Board and an Advisor to the Firm. Mark Simakovsky & Bryan Smith Join as Vice President & Technical Advisor, Respectively.


Announcements | Feb 06, 2015

Frances Townsend Joins the BGS Board of Advisors

Frances Fragos Townsend is an Executive Vice President at MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated. Prior to Joining MacAndrews and Forbes in 2010, Ms. Townsend was a Corporate Partner with the law firm Baker Botts, LLP. Ms. Townsend served as Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council from May 2004 until January 2008. She previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism from May 2003 to May 2004. Most recently, Ms. Townsend provided consulting services and advice to corporate entities on Global Strategic Engagement and Risk as well as Crisis and Contingency planning.


Announcements | Dec 08, 2014

Ambassador Eric Edelman Joins Beacon Global Strategies’ Board of Advisors

Ambassador Eric Edelman is a former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the number three position at the Pentagon. He also served in numerous senior positions at the State and Defense departments, as well as the White House. He served as the Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey from July 2003 to June 2005.


Announcements | Sep 04, 2014

Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Admiral James Stavridis Joins The Beacon Global Strategies Advisory Board

Beacon Global Strategies LLC (BGS) is pleased to announce that former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Admiral James Stavridis has joined the firm’s Advisory Board. Admiral Stavridis is one of the most broadly accomplished Naval Officers in recent US history. In his over thirty years of service, he rose to the rank of four-star Admiral and held some of the most prestigious commands around the world.

He most recently served for four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and the Commander of United States European Command from 2009-2013. Admiral Stavridis is currently serving as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the nation’s oldest graduate-only school of international affairs at Tufts University.


Announcements | Jul 15, 2014

BGS Managing Director Jeremy Bash Joins Paladin Capital Group’s Strategic Advisory Group

Paladin Capital Group announced that Founder and Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies, Jeremy Bash, joined Paladin’s Strategic Advisory Group.

“Jeremy and the Beacon Global Strategies team will add a new and dynamic domestic and international viewpoint to Paladin and our portfolio companies” said Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group. “We are delighted to have Jeremy join our Strategic Advisory Group, especially as we further expand our cyber investing activity.”


Announcements | Jun 16, 2014

Kristin White Joins Beacon Global Strategies

BGS is pleased to announce that Kristin White has joined the firm as Vice President.


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