Dr. Paul Stockton
Managing Director, Sonecon LLC

Dr. Paul Stockton, Managing Director, Sonecon LLC

Paul N. Stockton is the Managing Director of Sonecon, LLC. He is an internationally-recognized leader in infrastructure resilience, continuity planning, and installation and personnel security, and, more generally, U.S. national security and foreign policy. Prior to joining Sonecon, Dr. Stockton was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs from June 2009 until January 2013. In that position, he served as the DOD's Domestic Crisis Manager, helping lead the Department's response to Superstorm Sandy, Deepwater Horizon, and other disasters. Dr. Stockton also oversaw antiterrorism policies and programs for DOD's domestic installations, guided the Defense Critical Infrastructure Protection program and led the development of the DOD's first Mission Assurance Strategy. Dr. Stockton also was responsible for DOD programs to strengthen security in the Western Hemisphere partner nations, leading DOD's talks on Defense Cooperation Agreements with Peru, Brazil and other key countries, as well as defense policy coordination with Mexico and with Canada. In September 2014, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel named Dr. Stockton co-chair of the Independent Review of the Washington Navy Yard Shootings, which recommended major changes to DOD's security clearance system. He was twice awarded the DOD Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Pentagon's highest civilian honor, and a Distinguished Public Service Medal from the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Stockton earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University and a B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College. Dr. Stockton holds a current TS/SCI clearance and serves on several corporate advisory boards.

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