Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney

Advisory Board

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney (Ret.) serves as a member on the Advisory Board for Workstorm. He is the president emeritus of the American Security Project (ASP), a non-profit focusing on national security. He was CEO of ASP (2011-2019), and then president (2019-2022).

A Naval Academy graduate, he has over thirty years’ experience as a Marine. His primary specialty was artillery, and he had several commands at Marine Corps Recruit Depots San Diego and Parris Island (lastly as Commanding General). Overseas tours included several years in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. Other career highlights: Deputy Executive Secretary to Defense Secretaries Cheney and Aspin; ground plans officer for Drug Enforcement Policy in the Pentagon; liaison to the Congressional Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces; and Inspector General of the Marine Corps.

He was the COO of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) in Washington, D.C. (2003-2006), and then president/CEO of the Marine Military Academy (2006-2011) in Texas.

He has spoken at: BBC; Al Jazeera America; University of Central Florida; World Affairs Councils in Orlando and Chicago; “24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report” in NYC; NPR; PBS; The Weather Channel; Chatham House London; Sky News; CNN; Fox News; The Economist; and did testimony for the House, Senate, and EPA. The Weather Channel named him as a member of the Climate 25 in recognition of his leadership in understanding climate change as a threat to national security (2015).

He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the National War College, and the University of Southern California, and was a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (NYC). He was a member of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board from 2013 to 2017, and later the Secretary’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.