R. James Woolsey is Vice President at Booz Allen & Hamilton for Global Strategic Security and former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Previously, Mr. Woolsey was partner at the law firm of Shea & Gardner.
He recently served as counsel for major corporations in both commercial arbitrations and the negotiation of joint ventures and other agreements.
Besides serving as Director of Central Intelligence, Mr. Woolsey has served in the U.S. government as Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna, 1989-1991, Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977-1979 — and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1970-73.
He was also appointed by the President as Delegate at Large to the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks (NST) in Geneva between 1983 and 1986.
During his military service in the U.S. Army, he served as an adviser on the U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I), Helsinki and Vienna, from 1969 to 1970.