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Elbridge Colby

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Elbridge Colby served as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Strategy and Force Development from 2017-2018, and is the former director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. He currently serves as co-founder and Principal of The Marathon Initiative, a non-profit research organization focused on diplomatic, military, and economic strategies within great power rivalries. He is also the author of “The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict.”