IPA’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a team of former officers from the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the FBI, and the private sector. They are a team of experts in foreign affairs, global security, interagency and intergovernmental cooperation. Emphasizing a comprehensive, whole-of-government approach, the GSG provides solutions by designing, planning and executing scenario-supported wargames and experiments addressing complex emerging security challenges.

The GSG has produced and delivered numerous reports and handbooks on best practices for civil-military, interagency, and host-country cooperation. The topics range from conflict prevention and mitigation to post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. The team has also provided extensive support to NATO in moving toward the implementation of the Alliance’s Strategic Concept.

Dayton Maxwell

Location Tipton, Iowa
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Member since January 22nd, 2018
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Dayton Maxwell, Senior Foreign Service Officer (ret.), U.S. Agency for International Development, is currently a Senior Policy Advisor for IPA.  During his 40-year career he managed development assistance programs in Laos, Chad, Niger, and Bosnia. He also served as Deputy and Acting Director of USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and led humanitarian assistance teams to N. Iraq (Operation Provide Comfort), Republic of Georgia, Philippines, and Russia. He assisted USAID to reorganize the Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Bureau and establish the Office of Conflict Mitigation, plus assisted the State Department establish the Secretary’s office of Conflict Response and Stabilization. As a senior policy adviser he served as the head of the Policy Analysis office for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and represented USAID in the Pentagon, Joint Chiefs J-5. These combined experiences working in Defense, Diplomacy, Development and Humanitarian Assistance give him a unique capacity to understand and work toward addressing common problems in a challenging world. As a Global Strategy Group consultant he contributed to interagency coordination by participating in war games, international conferences and drafting handbooks and documents providing guidance on interagency crisis response. He has also worked for two Non-Governmental Organizations and published papers for book chapters and conference proceedings. 
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