December 6, 2021

Washington, D.C.: American Global Strategies LLC announced today that Elbridge A. Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, is joining the firm as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Colby will work with the firm’s clients across the defense, aerospace, technology, maritime, and private equity sectors.

“Bridge Colby is one of the leading minds of the rising generation of national security thinkers and practitioners in Washington,” said Ambassador (ret.) Robert C. O’Brien, Chairman of AGS. “His ideas and insights will benefit our clients across industries, and he will offer a unique perspective on how the Pentagon works at the highest levels. We are honored to have him onboard.”

“I am very pleased to join AGS as a Senior Advisor. It will be a privilege to work with Robert O’Brien, Alex Gray, and the stellar team they have assembled. In less than a year, AGS has become one of the top consulting firms in Washington, and I am privileged to be a part of the venture.” 

While at the Pentagon from 2017-18, Mr. Colby served as the lead official in the development of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, a historic effort to reorient U.S. defense policy toward Great Power competition. Colby’s extensive government service across two decades include roles in the Defense and State Departments, blue ribbon government commissions, and the intelligence community. Colby is the author of Strategy of Denial: American Defense in An Age of Great Power Conflict from Yale University Pressand is widely published in leading newspapers and foreign policy journals both in the United States and abroad. Mr. Colby is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

American Global Strategies LLC is a boutique strategic advisory firm founded by former National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien and former National Security Council Chief of Staff Alexander B. Gray. The staff is comprised of professionals who have served at the White House, State Department, Pentagon and on Capitol Hill. The firm’s primary offices are in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.