Raymond F. DuBois

  • Raymond DuBois is a senior adviser at CSIS, where he focuses on international security policy, civil-military relations, Joint Professional Military Education, and defense management reform. He served as acting under secretary of the army from February 2005 to February 2006. From October 2002 to May 2005, he was director of administration and management, responsible for all manpower, real estate, and organizational planning for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Concurrently, he was director of Washington Headquarters Services, where as the “mayor of the Pentagon,” he directly managed 2,500 employees and a $1.3-billion budget, the 800-person Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and the $5.5-billion Pentagon Renovation Program. From April 2001 through November 2004, DuBois served as the deputy under secretary of defense for installations and environment, during which time he managed the “Base Realignment and Closure” Program and established policy for the $660-billion worldwide inventory of installations, ranges, housing, utilities, energy and environmental programs. His prior service in the Pentagon was from 1973 to 1977 when he was a staff assistant to the secretary of defense, followed by service on a special task force for Southeast Asia as special assistant to the Pentagon comptroller, followed by assignment as special assistant to the secretary of the army and as deputy under secretary of the army.

    Between 1977 and 1987, DuBois was in the private sector working as a management consultant in Mexico City, Brussels, and London. Returning to the United States, he worked for Advanced Systems Inc., then a leading computer-based training company, which was subsequently bought by the National Education Corporation at which he became director of governmental affairs and concurrently a managing director of its largest subsidiary, Applied Learning International. From 1990 to 1995, DuBois was director of strategic plans and policies for the aerospace, defense electronics, and government group of the Digital Equipment Corporation. He was also worldwide marketing director for Digital’s Defense Industries Group. From 1995 to 2001, he was president of Potomac Strategies International LLC, providing strategic management, marketing, and financial planning support to companies in the aerospace, electronics, telecommunications, and telemedicine industries. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969, including nearly 13 months in Vietnam as a combat intelligence operations sergeant in the Central Highlands, where he received the Army Commendation Medal. He is a recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Army Civilian Distinguished Public Service Award (twice), the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service. DuBois currently serves as a global senior adviser to McKinsey & Co. and on the International Advisory Council of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and he lectures at the Marine Corps War College. Previously, he was a member of the Defense Health Board and its NCR BRAC Health Systems Advisory Committee in 2006–2009. He also served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Stabilizing Fragile States. DuBois received a B.A. degree from Princeton University in 1972.