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Alexander Gray currently serves as Special Assistant to the President for the Defense Industrial Base at the White House Office of Trade & Manufacturing Policy.

Prior to assuming this post in January 2017, Gray served as a member of the Presidential Transition Team at the U.S. Department of State and as Senior Defense Advisor to Trump-Pence for President. From 2013 to 2016, Gray worked as Senior Advisor to U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA). A graduate of George Washington University, Gray’s writings have appeared in publications including National Review, The Weekly Standard, The National Interest, and Naval War College Review.