Chairman Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.

Palmer Coates, LLC (former Assistant Secretary of State)

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield is Chairman of the Stimson Center, and has served as a national security official in the administrations of Presidents Reagan, G.H.W. Bush and G.W. Bush. Amb. Bloomfield was appointed by President Bush to be the U.S. Special Envoy for MANPADS Threat Reduction from 2008-09 with the rank of Ambassador. From 2001-2005 he was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, also serving as Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Humanitarian Mine Action. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (1992-93), Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs (1991-02), and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1988-89). Amb. Bloomfield founded Palmer Coates LLC in 2005. His education and professional career have centered on international affairs, including foreign policy and defense.  A graduate of Harvard College (a.b. cum laude, 1974) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A.L.D., 1980) where he was Director of The Fletcher Forum, the school’s foreign affairs journal.