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Bishop M. Garrison, Jr.

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Bishop M. Garrison, Jr.
Policy Fellow

Bishop M. Garrison, Jr. is a Policy Fellow with the Center for Climate and Security where he focuses on the intersection of artificial intelligence and climate security. He is a graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point and an Operation Iraqi Freedom Army veteran. He previously served in multiple national security positions including as Advisor to the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this capacity, he worked for the Under Secretary in several roles involving large-scale and highly visible issues of policy and process including serving as the Executive Director of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee as well as a role as Deputy Lead on a TSA Blue Ribbon Panel that reviewed the airline passenger screening system. Along with two Bronze Stars, a Combat Action Badge, and a Meritorious Service Medal, Bishop’s civilian accolades and awards include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, the DHS S&T Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Collaboration as well as participation as a member of the Presidential National Security Leadership Workshop, a program aimed at developing future leaders of the national security community. Bishop is also a graduate of the College of William and Mary Law School as well as the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s Political Leaders Program at the University of Virginia. Currently, Bishop serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for a Livable World, a non-profit focused on the reduction and elimination of nuclear weapons, as well as the Northern Virginia Regional Advisory Board of the non-profit Urban Alliance. In 2017, Bishop served as an American Delegate for the American Council on Germany’s Young Leaders Conference in Munich and Berlin. This conference brings together 50 rising stars from government, business, journalism, academia, the military, and the non-profit sector for a week of intensive dialogue concerning domestic, bilateral, and global issues affecting both the United States and Germany. Bishop is also the recipient of 2017 Taylor Revelry “Citizen Lawyer” Award from the College of William and Mary Law School. His writing has published in Just Security, Huffington Post, Newsweek, The Hill, and other media outlets. His essay on the constitutional responsibility of the President to confront climate change as a threat to national security was published in the University of California – Hastings School of Law’s Constitutional Law Quarterly. He resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and son.