Garry Reid was appointed as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict in June 2012. A career member of the Senior Executive Service, he serves as the principal advisor to the ASD (SO/LIC) for DoD policies, plans, authorities, and resources related to special operations, low intensity conflict and other activities as specified by the Secretary of Defense. He represents the Secretary of Defense on various working groups in the interagency arena and maintains an active liaison with those agencies that have responsibility for national security policy as it relates to the SO/LIC portfolio.
Mr. Reid joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense in January 2007 after 28 years of military service in Special Operations. He has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism, Director for Special Operations Policy, the Director for Counterterrorism Policy, and the Principal Director for Special Operations Capabilities. In these roles, he provided advice and assistance to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in the oversight of special operations and irregular warfare activities within the Department of Defense.