Mr. Conger is the Director Emeritus of the Center for Climate and Security, Senior Advisor to the Council on Strategic Risks, and Senior US Advisor to the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS).
Mr. Conger previously served as Director and Senior Policy Advisor with the Center for Climate and Security, and as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to his service as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Mr. Conger oversaw energy, installations, and environmental policy throughout DoD in three different positions: as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment; as Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations & Environment; and as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations & Environment. In this role, Mr. Conger oversaw a vast portfolio that included base closure, energy security, climate change, and management of $850 billion in real property.
Before his appointment at DoD, Mr. Conger served for 12 years on legislative staffs in the U.S. Congress, including as Professional Staff for the House International Relations Committee. Previously, Mr. Conger was employed in the private sector as an aerospace engineer and defense analyst supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Conger holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts in science, technology and public policy from George Washington University. He is also President of Conger Strategies and Solutions, LLC, and a non-resident senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.