Secretary of Defense Representative, Europe (SECDEFREPEUR)
Mr. Robert G. Bell is Secretary of Defense Representative, Europe (SECDEFREPEUR). As SECDEFREPEUR, Mr. Bell is responsible for planning, recommending, coordinating, and monitoring Department of Defense (DoD) policies, programs, and initiatives throughout Europe. Mr. Bell was previously the Senior Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Mr. Bell also chaired SAIC’s European Executive Committee and served as Managing Director of SAIC’s subsidiaries in Belgium and France. Prior to joining SAIC in 2004, he served as NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment from 1999- 2003. From 1993-1999, Mr. Bell worked at the White House National Security Council (NSC) as a Special Assistant to President Clinton for National Security Affairs and as the NSC Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control. His Capitol Hill experience also includes six years at the Congressional Research Service, including a one-year assignment in Brussels, where he served as Staff Director of the Military Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.