Retired General, United States Air Force
Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

General John A. Gordon (US Air Force, Retired) served in the White House as the President’s Homeland Security Advisor from June 2003 until June 2004 and as the Deputy National Security Advisor for Counter Terrorism and the National Director for Counter Terrorism from June 2002 to June 2003. Prior to joining the White House team, Gordon was the first administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration and Undersecretary of Energy, responsible for the entirety of the nation’s nuclear weapons program, serving from June 2000 until June 2002. As an Air Force four-star general, he was the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence from October 1997 until June 2000. Gordon’s thirty-two year Air Force career included significant concentration on research and development, strategic planning, missile and space operations, inter-governmental operations, and international negotiations. Gordon holds a Master of Science degree in Physics and a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration.

Gordon is now an independent consultant and serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations.