Dr. J. D. Crouch II is the CEO & President of the United Services Organization, the premier charity supporting U.S. service members and their families since 1941.
Dr. Crouch was Chief Executive Officer of QinetiQ North America until May 2014, when he exited following the successful divestiture of QNA by the parent. He was President of the Technology Solutions Group of QinetiQ North America from November 2009 to March 2013. He assumed this role from the position of QinetiQ's Executive Vice President for Strategic Development.
Dr. Crouch was Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor until June 2007. He was a senior advisor to the President of the United States on national security matters, chaired the sub-cabinet Deputies Committee, and was second in command at the NSC.
Dr. Crouch served as U.S. Ambassador to Romania in 2004-2005 where he managed this complex relationship at the time of Romanian military deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and the negotiation of a U.S. military presence in Romania. He was extensively involved in developing new and promoting existing U.S. business opportunities in Eastern Europe.
Dr. Crouch served in President George W. Bush's first term as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. He was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on policy for missile defense, nuclear forces, NATO, Europe, Russia, the Central Asian Republics, the Caucuses and the Balkans, technology security policy, counter-proliferation, and arms control.
From 1993 to 2001, and late 2003 to 2004, Dr. Crouch was Associate Professor of Defense and Strategic Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. During that time, he co-founded and was Chief Marketing Officer of PalmGear.com, the Internet's leading source of Palm OS App Store from 1995-2001.
From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Crouch was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy in President George H.W. Bush's Administration. From 1986 to 1990, he was the Military Legislative Assistant to Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyoming) and served as the Senator's staff designee on the Senate Armed Services Committee. From 1984 to 1986, he served in the Reagan Administration 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 has served on several government advisory boards, currently including the Defense Policy Board. Dr. Crouch has twice been awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal. He received the Alumni Merit Award from the University of Southern California in 2006 and Military Merit Grand Cross with White Ribbon, from the Kingdom of Spain in 2003. He was the Missouri Deputy Sheriff of the Year for 2000.
Dr. Crouch served pro bona for ten years as a reserve deputy sheriff in southwest Missouri, and as a member of a multi-county Special Response Team. Dr. He also served as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He is both an avid outdoorsman and amateur magician, belonging to Ducks Unlimited, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Dr. Crouch holds a Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California. He has written on a wide range of defense and foreign policy issues. He lives with his wife Kristin Crouch in McLean, Virginia. They have two children, Lara and Jake.