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David S.C. Chu

David S.C. Chu, think-tank executive, former federal agency administrator. Decorated Bronze Star, Army commendation medal; recipient Medal for Distinguished Public Service, United States Department Defense, National Public Service award. Fellow: National Academy Public Administration (chairman, board trustees 1999—2001); member: Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Chu, David S.C. was born on May 28, 1944 in New York City. Son of H. T. and Esther Chu.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics & Mathematics magna cum laude, Yale University, 1964; Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Yale University, 1972.

    Career

    • Assistant director national security and international affairs Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Washington, 1978—1981. Director then assistant secretary defense for program analysis and evaluation United States Department Defense, 1981—1993. Economist Research and Development Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1970—1978, senior fellow Washington, 1993—1994, director Washington research department, 1994—1996, director Washington office, associate chairman of research staff, 1996—1998.

      Vice president army research division, director Arroyo Center, 1998—2001. Under secretary for personnel & readiness United States Department Defense, Washington, 2001—2009. President, Chief Executive Officer Institute Defense Analyses, Alexandria, Virginia, since 2009.

      Captain United States Army, 1968-1970, Vietnam.

    Membership

    Fellow: National Academy Public Administration (chairman, board trustees 1999—2001), member: Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Laura L. Tosi.
    • mother: Esther Chu
    • spouse: Laura L. Tosi.
    • father: H. T.
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    Born March 28, 1944
    (age 71)
    • 1964
      Yale University
    • 1972
      Yale University
    • 1970 - 1978
      economist, Research and Development Corporation
      Santa Monica, California, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      Assistant, director national security and international affairs Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
      Washington, United States
    • 1981 - 1993
      director, then assistant secretary defense for program analysis and evaluation United States Department Defense
    • 1998 - 2001
      vice president, Arroyo Center
    • 1998 - 2001
      director, Arroyo Center
    • 2001 - 2009
      under secretary, for personnel & readiness United States Department Defense
      Washington, United States
    • 2009
      president, Institute Defense Analyses
      Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
    • 2009
      Chief Executive Officer, Institute Defense Analyses
      Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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