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J. Edward Fox
Senior Associate Fellow

The Honorable J. Edward Fox is the president of Fox & Associates, a public policy and government affairs consulting firm in Washington, DC. 


Prior to the firm's founding in 2009, Fox had served for over 30 years in a variety of senior United States Government positions in the national security, foreign policy, and development policy areas in both the Executive and Legislative Branches of the US government. Among the key positions he held were Assistant Secretary of the Department of State (DOS), Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Assistant Administrator of the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), and Special Assistant to the President in the White House. 


Currently he is working as a consultant, advisor, lecturer, Senior Mentor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the DOS, DOD, and USAID. His work includes a variety of civilian-military pre-deployment training programs for civilians and the uniformed military. Among them have been DOS/Foreign Service Institute’s Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) for both Iraq and Afghanistan, DOD’s Ministry of Defense Advisors (MODA) program, DOD’s Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW) program, the Defense Education Activities (DODEA) ESL program, the US Army’s Military Information Support Operations (MISO) units, USMC’s MARSOC teams and the USMC’s MAGTAF exercises LSE 2015, 2016, and 2017, MEF MEFEX 2017 and 2018, and Bold Alligator 2017.


He began his government career on Capitol Hill where he worked on the personal staff of two Members of Congress and was for several years a senior member of the professional staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. In the private sector, he served for more than a decade as the managing director of the Governmental and International Affairs Group of the national law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. He was also the Vice President for International Affairs of The Carmen Group, a government relation, public affairs and business development firm.


Originally from Ohio, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Ohio State University. He later received his Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.


He resides in the District of Columbia.

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