The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that The Honorable Stephen M. Duncan, who served as Assistant Secretary of Defense in the administrations of two Presidents, and as the senior Department of Defense counterdrug official, has been named a Senior Fellow of the Institute.
Commenting on the appointment, Potomac Institute Chairman and CEO Michael Swetnam said, "Steve is one of the most talented and experienced senior leaders that this country has ever produced. His addition to our growing cadre of experts is something I am truly proud of."
Mr. Duncan said that he is looking forward to working with so many distinguished leaders and scholars at the Institute, several of whom were his colleagues in the government. In addition to his service at the Pentagon, Mr. Duncan has served as the Director of the Institute for Homeland Security Studies at the National Defense University, as a senior executive in two advanced technology companies, and as a federal criminal prosecutor. He is a combat veteran of the war in Vietnam and retired from the Navy with more than 41 years of active and reserve service. He is the author of two books on national security subjects and has just completed a third.
Mr. Duncan received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Naval Academy, a Master of Arts Degree in Government from Dartmouth College, and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.