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									                            W. GREGORY PERETT, Ph.D.


Doctor of Philosophy in Modern European History, Stanford University, Stanford,
      California (1977)
      Concentration on Diplomatic History
      Dissertation: French Naval Policy and Foreign Affairs, 1930-1939

Master of Arts in American History, Stanford University, Stanford, California (1968)
      Concentration on Diplomatic History
      Stanford’s Masters program did not involve a thesis. Major research papers:
      Command of the Sea, 1940: the Fate of the French Fleet
      The United States and the Japanese Mandated Islands, 1932-1937
      The Anglo-French Naval Convention, 1912-1913

Bachelor of Arts in History, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (1967)
      Honors Seminar Paper: Citizen Genet and the Incident of the Little Sarah:
           Neutrality Enforcement in a Nation of Partisans
      Major seminar paper: The Anglo-German Naval Race


Fusion of academic background and broad diplomatic experience. Actively promote
interface between foreign policy practitioners and academic experts. Have brought
scholars and U.S. government officials together to improve foreign policy decision-
making. Apply academic rigor and documentation to my foreign policy analysis and
conclusions. Apply, in turn, the practical realities of diplomacy to my reflective writings
and presentations. Skilled at explaining these realities to a non-professional audience.
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                                 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Visiting Professor, Marine Corps War College, Quantico Virginia, 2005-2006

      Directed Regional Studies program.
      Educated a select group of military and civilian officers about foreign regions,
       countries, and issues that affect U.S. interests.

Adjunct Chair, European Area Studies, State Department Foreign Service Institute,

      Educated and advised officers bound for European assignments. Presented the
       history, culture, political, and economic factors that shape those countries’
       policies and attitudes.
      Brought academic and other non-government experts into contact with State
       Department officials. Held seminars and conferences on key topics.


Foreign Policy Advisor, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), 2002-2005

      Advised Navy’s top leadership on international affairs. Gave foreign policy input
       to Navy decision-making. Coordinated Navy interests and State Department
       actions. Prepared CNO and joined in his foreign contacts.
      Served as link between Naval leadership and the greater foreign affairs
       community. Frequent contact with the Naval War College, Naval Postgraduate
       School, Center for Naval Analyses, and a host of think tanks. Participated in
       conferences, seminars, and strategy sessions on a variety of issues.
      Strengthened relationships with allies and the coalition of the willing for the Iraq
      Helped bring foreign navies into greater sense of shared responsibility for
       maritime security.
      Built and strengthened U.S. dialogue with foreign naval leaders, enhancing
       Navy’s ability to keep the maritime domain free and secure.
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Division Chief, Atlantic and Central Europe, Bureau of Intelligence and Research,

      Led six-member team analyzing the new post-Cold War Europe.
      Participated in many seminars and conferences arranged by U.S. Government,
       universities or think tanks. Worked with foreign policy decision-makers on the
       one hand, and the academic and think tank world on the other.


Office Director, Bureau of European Affairs, 2000-2002

      Managed relations with Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus.
      Led successful effort to push Ukraine toward democracy and reform. Built and
       maintained Washington consensus on policy approach and fostered the strongest
       set of reforms since Ukraine’s independence.
      Established U.S.-European unity on ways to pressure and isolate Belarus’
       dictatorial regime.
      Put the new Communist-led government of Moldova on reform path and out of
       Russian sphere of influence.

Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy, Chisinau, Moldova, 1998-2000

      Managed diplomatic mission and all aspects of U.S. policy in Moldova.
      Created and led task force to combat trafficking in women, a severe problem in
      Instituted new discipline and eliminated redundancy in U.S. assistance programs
       totaling $70 million.

Senior Policy Officer, Bureau of European Affairs, 1995-1997

      Created a new mechanism to merge policy and resources toward Europe. Led
       interagency team and developed a government-wide strategy to achieve foreign
       policy objectives within available funding. Policy articulation preserved $800
       million budget for European programs.
      Coordinated commemoration of Marshall Plan 50th Anniversary.

Political Officer, American Embassy, Bern, Switzerland, 1989-1992

      Shaped new relationship as Swiss redefined neutrality, joined international
       sanctions, and established their first control regime for WMD materials.
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Political Officer, American Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal, 1986-1989
Desk officer for Italy, Malta and the Vatican, 1984-1986
Watch Officer/Editor, Operations Center, 1982-1984
Political Officer, American Embassy, New Delhi, India, 1980-1982
Visa Officer, American Embassy, Bern, Switzerland, 1979-1980
Political Officer, American Embassy, Tehran, Iran, 1978-1989

                                MILITARY SERVICE

Naval Officer in the Pacific Fleet, 1968-1972
       Supply Officer of USS CALIENTE (AO-53)
       Two deployments to the coast of Vietnam


“Naval Policy in French Foreign Affairs, 1930-1939,” Proceedings of the Fourth Annual
Meeting of the Western Society for French History, Santa Barbara, 1977

Thousands of analytical or operational reports to the Department of State. Dozens of
articles for the Secretary of State’s Morning Summary. Nearly all of these reports were

Series of articles on wine appreciation for the American Embassy newsletter in Lisbon,,


Hundreds of briefings on foreign policy issues to the Chief of Naval Operations and top
officials of the Department of State. Many addresses on U.S. foreign policy to Non
Governmental Organizations and civic groups in the United States and overseas.

                                LANGUAGE SKILLS

Have studied and used professionally the following, in descending order of current
fluency: French, Portuguese, Romanian, German, Russian, and Farsi.
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                            HONORS AND AWARDS

Distinguished Public Service Award, Department of the Navy.

Superior Honor Award, Department of State

Meritorious Honor Award, Department of State

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