Revolving Door: Top Pentagon Official Goes to Center for American Progress

Vikram Singh /

Vikram Singh /


Vikram Singh, the current Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, will join the Center for American Progress in March, according to the Daily Beast.

Singh will serve as Vice President for National Security and International Policy for the progressive think tank.

The Daily Beast reports:

He was one of the original team members working under Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s first Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“We’re thrilled to have Vikram Singh lead our national security and international policy team,” CAP President Neera Tanden told The Daily Beast. “Vikram is a leading foreign policy thinker of his generation and has tackled the country’s greatest foreign policy challenges during his time at the State Department and the Pentagon. As we continue to shape a pragmatic foreign policy strategy over the next decade, Vikram’s insights, sharp strategic mind, and experience will guide our work.”

He will succeed Rudy DeLeon, who served as Deputy Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration. DeLeon will stay on as a senior fellow at CAP.