Robert Grenier

ERG Partners

Robert Grenier is chairman of ERG Partners, which provides strategic and financial consulting services for firms in the security industry.

Grenier previously worked for the CIA's Clandestine Service for 27 years, most recently as director of the agency’s Counterterrorism Center. While at the CIA, he was also deputy national intelligence officer for Near East and South Asia and originally conceived and organized the CIA’s counter-proliferation division, serving as its first chief of operations. Grenier also served as the CIA’s Iraq mission manager from 2002 to 2004 and chief of station in Islamabad, Pakistan from 1999 to 2002. In addition, Grenier was special assistant to the undersecretary of state, director of the CIA's basic training facility, ""the Farm,"" and he authored the Clandestine Service's code of ethics.

Grenier has appeared widely in both broadcast and print media, writes frequently on intelligence and foreign policy topics, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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