Gregg Rubinstein

Mr. Rubinstein’s involvement with defense and aerospace programs in the Asia-Pacific Region is based on lengthy experience as a planner, negotiator, and manager.  During twelve years as a Foreign Service Officer he worked on US-Japan defense and trade issues in the US Embassy, Tokyo (1974-78) and the State Department’s Office of Japanese Affairs (1980-82).

At the Department of Defense Mr. Rubinstein served in the Defense Security Assistance Agency and returned to Tokyo on assignment to the Embassy’s Mutual Defense Assistance Office (1983-86).  In these positions he was responsible for resolution of policy and management matters related to major Japanese acquisition programs as well as joint R&D projects.

After leaving government service Mr. Rubinstein became Director of Policy and Planning in the Washington office of Grumman International, where he focused on government relations, program planning, and joint venture projects.  He has since been employed as a consultant on security policy and defense industrial programs in the Asia-Pacific region and is currently Director of GAR Associates.  Mr. Rubinstein has also served as an advisor to the Department of Defense on Japan programs.

He was educated at the University of Chicago (B.A, 1972), Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (M.A., 1974), and Jochi University, Tokyo. He has written numerous articles on US-Japan security relations, co-authored studies for DoD on armaments cooperation with Japan, and worked on defense acquisition reform proposals for Taiwan.

Mr. Rubinstein is currently an Adjunct Fellow on Japan security matters at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).  As a member of the National Defense Industry Association’s International Committee he contributes to government-industry projects on defense acquisition, foreign military sales, export control, and defense industrial cooperation.

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