Incoming Adviser Brings Extensive Portfolio
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2004 Incoming National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley has broad experience across the national security landscape.
Tapped by President Bush to replace Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice, Hadley has served as deputy national security adviser under Rice since Jan. 22, 2001.
A lawyer by training, Hadley had served in the administration of President George H. W. Bush as assistant secretary of defense for international security policy from 1989 to 1993.
During that time, Hadley was responsible for U.S. defense policy toward NATO and Western Europe on nuclear weapons and ballistic missile defense and arms control. He was also involved with issues concerning export controls and the use of space.
Hadley also served as a representative of then-Defense Secretary Richard Cheney during Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty I and II talks with Russia.
From 1986 to 1987, Hadley served as counsel on President Ronald Reagan's special review board that investigated U.S. arms sales to Iran. He was a member of the National Security Council staff from 1974-77 under President Gerald Ford and worked as an analyst for the DoD comptroller from 1972-74.
Hadley had served as a senior foreign and defense policy adviser to then-Gov. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign and afterward worked in the Bush- Cheney transition period on the National Security Council.
Before that, Hadley was a partner in the Shea and Gardner law firm in Washington, and was a principal member of the Scowcroft Group, an international consulting firm.
He has been a member of the Department of Defense Policy Board and the National Security Advisory Panel to the director of central intelligence.
Hadley received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a law degree from Yale Law School.