BISHOP GARRISON

Co-founder and President

Bishop Garrison, Jr. is a graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point and an Operation Iraqi Freedom Army veteran.

He served in multiple national security positions in the Obama Administration to include Advisor to the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These efforts included serving as the Executive Director of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee as well as a role as Deputy Lead on a TSA Blue Ribbon Panel that reviewed the airline passenger screening system. Following his time in the Administration, he served as the Deputy Foreign Policy Adviser on the Presidential campaign of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Along with two Bronze Stars, a Combat Action Badge, and a Meritorious Service Medal, Bishop’s civilian accolades include participation as a member of the Obama Administration’s National Security Leadership Workshop. Bishop is also a graduate of the College of William and Mary Law School as well as the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s Political Leaders Program at the University of Virginia. Currently, Bishop serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for a Livable World, a non-profit focused on the reduction and elimination of nuclear weapons, as well as the Northern Virginia Regional Advisory Board of the non-profit Urban Alliance.

In 2017, Bishop served as an American Delegate for the American Council on Germany’s Young Leaders Conference in Munich and Berlin as well as a member of Cultivate the Karass Campfire Cohort III. Bishop is also the recipient of 2017 Taylor Revelry “Citizen Lawyer” Award from the College of William and Mary Law School.

Recent Posts

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September 2, 2020
President Garrison highlights the importance of representation in national security on None of the Above Podcast

President Bishop Garrison discusses America’s institutions reckoning with their roles in legacies of slavery and racism with Senior Fellow Mark Hannah on Eurasia Group Foundation’s None Of The Above podcast. Listen here

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August 31, 2020
Bishop Garrison on what white supremacy means for US national security

Rainey Center Co-Founder and President, Bishop Garrison provides his perspective as a West Point graduate and army veteran to Public Radio International’s The World host, Carol Hills. Listen to the conversation here

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August 12, 2020
President Garrison Stresses Military Diversity as Crucial to National Security in Center for New American Security

Leadership should consider how representation is reflected in all levels of leadership; how and where young, diverse talented is recruited; how to speak on and engage U.S. policies that may have a detrimental impact on recruiting and retaining talent; and how to address the issue of generational family service that often does not include diverse families.

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