Steve Brock

Senior Advisor - Council on Strategic Risks, and The Center for Climate and Security
About Steve Brock

Steve currently serves as Senior Advisor at the Council on Strategic Risks as well as at the
Center for Climate and Security in Washington, D.C. He is also Co-Founder and President
of Earth Ethic, an environmental security consultancy. During the previous Administration,
Steve served at the White House as Director for Asia Security Affairs on the National
Security Council. During his time at the White House he also co-chaired, with the
President’s Chair for Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Sub-Cabinet Level Interagency
Policy Committee tasked with managing the environmental impact of the U.S. military’s
global strategic rebalance.
Steve served in multiple senior positions at the Pentagon including as the Chairman Joint
Chiefs’ Deputy Director for Intelligence (DDI) and operations/intelligence briefer for the
Secretary of Defense. He served as a Chief of Staff for the Chairman’s ISR enterprise as
well as for U.S. Strategic Command. Steve also served in New York as Political-Military
Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the UN where he advised on Security Council
equities. At sea and during operational assignments, he served as Chief of Staff for Intelligence
for Commander, Carrier Strike Group 11 embarked on USS NIMITZ; senior analyst
and briefer for Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet; Senior Indication & Warning Officer
NATO Combined Air Operations Center, Vicenza, Italy; as well as in Berlin as Officer in
Charge of the Defense Department’s Liaison Office. Additionally, Steve served as a Federal
Executive Fellow, RAND Corporation, where he focused on the nexus of climate
change and national security.
Steve is a distinguished graduate of Georgetown University and the United States Naval
Academy in Annapolis, where he received an M.A. in National Security Studies and a
B.S. in Marine Engineering respectively. He is a senior service college Distinguished
Graduate of the National Defense University where he received an M.S. in National Resource
Strategy. A recipient of the Admiral Layton Inspirational Leadership Award, he
holds specialties in Space and Remote Sensing System Operations, Politico-Military Affairs
as well as certifications in Negotiation for Diplomats. He is a life member of the
Council on Foreign Relations and Fellow at the United States- Japan Foundation.
Steve’s wife Melanie is a Foreign Affairs Officer at the Department of State and they
have two daughters, Kaia, age nine and Emma, age five.