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Jack Dyer Crouch II
Ambassador, Romania
Term of Appointment: 05/28/2004 to 02/28/2005

Dr. Jack Dyer Crouch II was confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 2004, and sworn into office as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Romania on May 28, 2004. He was formerly Associate Professor of Defense & Strategic Studies at Southwest Missouri State University.

From August 6, 2001 through October 31, 2003, Dr. Crouch was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. As such, he was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on the formulation and coordination of policy for NATO, Europe, Russia, the Central Asian Republics, the Caucuses and the Balkans, nuclear forces, missile defense, technology security policy, counterproliferation, and arms control.

From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Crouch was Associate Professor of Defense and Strategic Studies at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He is also co-founder of PalmGear.com, the Internetís leading source of Palm OS software.

As part of his public service through Southwest Missouri State, Dr. Crouch served as a reserve deputy sheriff in Christian County, Missouri, and a member of a multi-county Special Response Team. He also served on the Board of Editors of Comparative Strategy and was a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Security Policy.

From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Crouch was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy in the first Bush Administration. From 1986 to 1990, he was the Military Legislative Assistant to Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyoming) and served as the Senatorís staff designee on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

From 1984 to 1986, he worked for the Assistant Director for Strategic Programs in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and was an advisor to the U.S. Delegation on Nuclear and Space Arms Talks with the former Soviet Union.

Dr. Crouch holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Southern California. He has written on a wide range of defense and foreign policy issues. He is married and has two children.


Released on July 27, 2004

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