R. james Woolsey
R. James Woolsey
R. James Woolsey, born in 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and currently Vice President at Booz Allen & Hamilton for Global Strategic Security. His career in government service has included high-level positions in two Republican and two Democratic administrations. Besides serving as Director of Central Intelligence, he served as Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Under Secretary of the Navy, General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, and Delegate at Large to the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START). He has been a member of numerous defense and security related commissions including the Rumsfeld Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the U.S., and the National Commission on Terrorism. In the private sector he has practiced law for 22 years as a Partner in the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC. Mr. Woolsey was educated at Stanford University, Oxford University and Yale Law School. He is a frequent contributor to major publications, and from time to time gives public speeches, on the subjects of foreign affairs, defense, energy, and intelligence.