Jeremy Bash

Founder and Managing Director @ Beacon Global Strategies
  • Jeremy Bash, Founder and Managing Director, Beacon Global Strategies. 

Mr. Bash has spent the past 20 years advising national leaders and chief executives on a range of strategic, management, legal, and policy issues. His clients include America’s leading companies in the areas of tech, defense, finance, security, and aerospace.

In addition, Mr. Bash is a recognized expert on national security affairs, having served as National Security Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC where his commentary provided analysis on defense issues, intelligence matters, the Middle East, China, Russia, North Korea, U.S. counterterrorism operations, cybersecurity, and current counterintelligence investigations.

He served as Chief of Staff in two national security departments or agencies: first as Chief of Staff to the Director of the CIA (2009-2011) and as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (2011-2013). As a senior advisor to Leon E. Panetta in both roles, Mr. Bash worked on a number of key initiatives, including the creation of a new defense strategy, formation of two defense budgets, the drawdown of two wars, counterterrorism operations, a new cyber strategy, and a range of sensitive intelligence operations. He traveled with Secretary Panetta to more than 50 countries. From August 2010 to May 2011, he was a member of the CIA’s senior management team overseeing the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.

At the Pentagon, Mr. Bash managed the Office of the Secretary of Defense, an entity with 2,500 employees and a budget of $4 billion.
Mr. Bash is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Truman Center for National Policy and for the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

From 2004-2008, Mr. Bash served in a variety of roles on Capitol Hill, including Chief Counsel to the House Permanent
Select Committee on Intelligence and as a senior national security advisor to Congresswoman Jane Harman. In 2008, he was a member of the Obama-Biden transition team.

In 2022, Mr. Bash was named by the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee to serve as a Commissioner on the Afghanistan War Commission, the bipartisan Congressionally-created panel to write the definitive history of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan.

Mr. Bash is a regular speaker and presenter at the CIA Director’s Leadership Seminar, the U.S. Army Senior Leadership Course for General Officers, and at various programs at Harvard Law School, Georgetown University, and the Panetta Institute for Public Policy.

Mr. Bash graduated from Georgetown University, magna cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.