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Federal agency administrator , think-tank executive

John J. Hamre, American think-tank executive, former federal agency administrator.


Hamre, John J. was born on July 3, 1950 in Watertown, South Dakota, United States. Son of Melvin Sanders and Ruth Lucile (Larson) Hamre.


Bachelor summa cum laude, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1972. Master of Arts with highest distinction, School of Internt. Studies, Washington, 1976.

Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1978.


Deputy assistant director Congressional Budget Office, Washington, 1978-1984. Professional staff Senate Armed Services Committee, 1984-1994. Comptroller, Chief Financial Officer United States Department Defense, 1993-1997, deputy secretary, 1997—2000.

President, Chief Executive Officer Center for Strategic & International Studies, since 2000. Chairman Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, since 2007. Board trustees MITRE Corporation, since 2000.

Board directors ITT Industries, since 2000, Science Applications International Corporation, since 2005. Member Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Management, United States Department Defense, 2008—2009.


Married Julia Pfanstiehl, September 4, 1976.

Melvin Sanders Hamre

Ruth Lucile (Larson) Hamre

Julia Pfanstiehl