Raymond F. DuBois

  • Raymond DuBois is a senior adviser at CSIS, where he focuses on international security policy 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 the director of Washington Headquarters Services, where as “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, and environmental programs.

    Mr. DuBois was president of Potomac Strategies International LLC from 1995 to 2000, providing strategic management, marketing, and financial support to companies in the aerospace, electronics, telecommunications, and telemedicine industries. From 1990 to 1995, he worked for the Digital Equipment Corporation as director of strategic plans and policies of the Aerospace, Defense Electronics, and Government Group. He was also worldwide marketing director for the Defense Industries Group. From 1987 to 1990, he was the director of government affairs for the National Education Corporation and concurrently a managing director of its largest subsidiary, Applied Learning International, a leading computer-based training company. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969, including nearly 13 months in Vietnam as a combat intelligence operations sergeant, where he received the Army Commendation Medal. He is the 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. Mr. DuBois currently serves as a member of the International Advisory Council of the U.S. Institute of Peace. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the National Defense Business Institute at the University of Tennessee. Previously, he served as a member of the Defense Health Board and its NCR BRAC Health Systems Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2009. He also served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Stabilizing Fragile States. Mr. DuBois received a B.A. degree from Princeton University.