Mr. Daniel B. Ginsberg is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C. He was nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the administration official responsible for the overall supervision of manpower and reserve component affairs of the Department of the Air Force. He heads a four-division department that develops policy and provides oversight of manpower, military and civilian personnel, Reserve component affairs, and readiness support for the Department.
Mr. Ginsberg was born in West Lafayette, Ind., and raised in the Dunwoody, Ga., area, an Atlanta suburb. He previously served as the Senior Defense Policy Adviser to Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Serving as a legislative assistant to the senior senator from Vermont since 1999, he assisted Senator Leahy with his work as a top member of the U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and as the co-chair of the U.S. Senate National Guard Caucus. Mr. Ginsberg also served on the staff of U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services during the chairmanship of Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia.
He has held various positions at RAND Corp.; the International Institute for Strategic Studies; the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and the U.S. Mission to NATO. In addition to completing studies at the London School of Economics and a yearlong fellowship at the University of Chicago, Mr. Ginsberg holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He was confirmed as the 23rd Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs on July 6, 2009. In 2010, he served as Co-Lead of the Policy Team for the Department of Defense's Comprehensive Review Working Group for the Repeal of "Don't Ask-Don't Tell."
1995 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1995 General Course, London School of Economics, England
1998 Master of Arts degree in strategic studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
1999 University Fellow, Political Science and Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, Hyde Park, Ill.
1. 1990 - 1992, Intern, Office of Sen. Sam Nunn, Washington, D.C. (1991, intern, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Washington, D.C.; 1992, U.S. Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations)
2. 1993 - 1996, Research Assistant, Senate Committee on Armed Services, Office of Sen. Sam Nunn, Washington, D.C. (1994 - 1995, intern, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, England; 1995, Intern, U.S. Mission to NATO, Brussels, Belgium)
3. 1998, Fellowship, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Washington, D.C.
4. 1999, Research Fellow, RAND Corp., Washington, D.C.
5. 2000 - 2007, Defense Legislative Assistant, Office of Sen. Patrick Leahy, Washington, D.C.
6. 2007 - 2009, Senior Defense Policy Adviser, Office of Sen. Patrick Leahy, Washington, D.C.
7. 2009 - present, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
National Guard Association Patrick Henry Award
Military Coalition Freedom Award
Enlisted Association of the National Guard Militia Award
Reserve Officers Association Appreciation Award
Former freelance classical music and opera critic for the Washington Post
2005 American Council on Germany Journalism Fellow, Berlin
2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Columbia School of Journalism, New York City, N.Y.
(Current as of January 2012)