July 22, 2010     

Mr. Clarence H. Juhl
former Deputy Defense Advisor
United States Mission to NATO

NATO, Relic or Relevant?

Mr. Juhl recently retired from the Senior Executive Service of the United States completing a career that spanned more than forty-five years of combined military and government civilian service. Mr. Juhl was last posted at US Mission, NATO, Brussels, Belgium where he served from 1996 through 2007 as the Deputy to the Secretary of Defense Representative Europe and the Deputy Defense Advisor, US Mission, NATO.   Prior to his assignment to Brussels, Mr. Juhl served as the Principal Director for European and NATO Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  He also held positions as the Director of NATO Policy, Director of Burden Sharing and NATO Budgets (Infrastructure and Military).   He was a key player in the early development of the Partnership for Peace Program, NATO Enlargement, the development of the NATO Defense Capabilities programs of the late 1990s, the 1991 and 1999 Alliance Strategic Concepts, the Prague Summit decisions on capabilities, the NATO Response Force and subsequent follow on actions to streamline Alliance Military structures, and most recently the creation of NATO Strategic Transportation Capability and NATO Office of Resources.  Over his many years of service, Mr. Juhl has also served as the US Representative to a number of international and bilateral working groups.   His twenty four year military career includes nearly five thousand hours as a Naval Aviator both as a flight instructor and Command pilot.  During the course of his military career he also served as the Air Readiness and Capabilities Officer on the Staff of the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic and Chief of the Resources and Planning Policy section of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe.  He is a recipient of the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive, several Secretary of Defense Meritorious Service Medals and the Defense Superior Service Medal along with many other awards and recognition.  Mr. Juhl resides in Charlotte, NC, where he is President/CEO of his own consulting firm, INCONN Int., a member of Spectrum Group, Alexandria, Virginia, and an associate member of the Institute for Defense Analysis, Washington, DC.   


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