Gary Schmitt is director of AEI's Program on Advanced Strategic Studies. He is a former staff director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and executive director of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the White House.
In addition, Mr. Schmitt has worked as Executive Director, Project for the New American Century, 1997-2005, a Defense Department consultant, and been a member of the faculty or an adjunct professor at University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins/SAIS, and Marymount University.
His books include Of Men and Materiel: The Crisis in Military Resources (AEI Press, 2007), to which he was a contributing author and editor with Tom Donnelly; Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence (Brassey's, 2002), coauthored with Abram Shulsky; and U.S. Intelligence at the Crossroads: Agendas for Reform (Brassey's, 1995), a co-edited volume to which he is a contributing author. His most recent book is The Rise of China: Essays on the Future Competition (Encounter Books, May 2009), of which he is editor and contributing author. He has just completed a manuscript for AEI Press, Needles in the Haystack: 9/1 and American and European Approaches to Domestic Counterterrorism.
Mr. Schmitt is a graduate of the University of Dallas and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (Political Science, 1980).