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Ms Courtney Stewart

Ms Courtney Stewart

Senior Managing Consultant, OCRT

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Ms Courtney Stewart is a Senior Managing Consultant at OCRT.

Courtney has over 20 years of experience in government, industry, and think tanks in the areas of national security and deterrence in the US, Australia, and UK. Between 2015-2018 she served as the US DoD Policy Exchange Officer to the Australian DoD Strategic Policy Division.

Prior to her posting, Courtney held numerous positions in the Pentagon, to include the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review staff, and the Offices of East Asia and Nuclear and Missile Defense. She served as co-Chair the US-Republic of Korea (ROK) Extended Deterrence Policy Committee Working Group.

In 2013, she was the lead author and Chief US negotiator of the “US-ROK Tailored Deterrence Strategy Against North Korean Nuclear and Other WMD Threats” – the only codified extended deterrence strategy with any US ally. Her contributions in the Pentagon were acknowledged through a US Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2015.

Courtney earned a MA in Science and Security from King’s College London, and Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and History with highest departmental honours from the University of California, Los Angeles . She is currently a Senior Managing Consultant for OCRT, a bespoke strategy, intelligence, and communications consulting firm based in Canberra.