Dr. Frederic Ruiz-Ramon
Dr. Ruiz-Ramón joined the Stevenson Group as a senior consultant in 2017 and brings with him over 30 years of experience in government and the private sector. In government, he worked within the Department of Defense (DoD) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and as a senior member of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). In all these positions his focus was primarily on the strategizing, development, management and execution of international programs and activities. This work has ranged across the majority of the DoD’s international collaborative programs toolkit to include Foreign Military Sales, Excess Defense Articles, International Military Education and Training, Engineer and Scientist Exchange Programs and the full panoply of international government-to-government and government-to-non government organization agreements and contracts. His last position in government was to establish the JPEO-CBD’s international programs office and run global operations as well as interagency coordination.
In the private sector, Dr. Ruiz-Ramón has run several companies focused in various aspects of international business and operations ranging from consulting primarily for defense and security clients with various risk reduction services and products; production of advanced technology defense and security products and services; and applications of technologies to developing country contexts. He has focused on the latter primarily in Africa and Latin America as part of his efforts to expand profitable private sector-driven development investments and reduction of recruitment of religious and ideological extremists conducted in the context of challenged developing countries.
Ruiz-Ramón began his career focusing on the consolidation of democratic structures in periods of great political stress. His specialty was the depoliticization of military and security organizations. Ruiz-Ramón served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve as an enlisted person and commissioned officer in the combat arms retiring in 2010. He served in various positions overseas and as a professor at what is now the National Intelligence University focusing on non-traditional threats. He has lived and worked in Europe and Latin America for over 12 years and speaks French and Spanish with native fluency and several other languages less fluently.