Jan Lodal

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(spook, deep state actor)
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Member ofAtlantic Council, Atlantic Council/Board, Council on Foreign Relations/Members 2, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Former Chairman of Atlantic Council

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In office
October 2005 - 2006

Jan Lodal is a US nuclear and security expert. Despite his many important positions and published articles, he has a low internet profile. He was president of the Atlantic Council from October 2005 until the end of 2006. Previously, he served as principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy and as a senior staff member of the National Security Council.[1]


He was founder, chairman, and CEO of Intelus Inc. and cofounder of American Management Systems, Inc. Lodal is chairman of Lodal and Company.

During the Johnson administration Lofdal served as director of the NATO and general purpose force analysis division in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

During the Nixon and Ford administrations, Lodal served on the White House staff as deputy for program analysis to Henry A. Kissinger.

He was one of the experts who advised Kissinger at three US-Soviet summit meetings (Moscow, Vladivostok, and Helsinki), and in 1984 an adviser on defense and nuclear issues to Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale.

He was Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during the Clinton administration.

Lodal is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Curtis Institute of Music, a trustee of the American Boychoir, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He was previously executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group and president of Group Health Association. He is the author of numerous articles on public policy, arms control, and defense policy, and of The Price of Dominance: the New Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Challenge to American Leadership. He is an active board member of GlobalZero, a NGO working for a future free from nuclear weapons.[2]

Lodal is the recipient of Rice University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for Public Service and Achievement in Business and was twice awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Department’s highest civilian honor.