Spencer P. Boyer

Spencer P. Boyer is a Partner and leads DGA-ASG's National Security, Defense, and Aerospace Practice. He brings over 25 years of experience in the United States and Europe in the U.S. government, international organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and the private sector. 

Prior to joining DGA-ASG, Mr. Boyer served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, where he was responsible for managing the day-to-day defense relationship between the United States and NATO, the EU, and over 40 European countries. Mr. Boyer also served in both terms of the Obama administration. He was the National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for Europe in the National Intelligence Council—the center for long-range strategic thinking within the U.S. Intelligence Community. As NIO, he served as the senior analyst and subject matter expert on Europe for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and as the primary bridge between the intelligence and policy communities on European affairs.  Earlier, Mr. Boyer served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, where his portfolio included Western Europe, public diplomacy, and public affairs. 

Directly before joining DGA-ASG, he was in residence as the Magro Family Distinguished Fellow in International Affairs at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, where he taught a course on Russian influence in Europe.

Mr. Boyer began his professional career as an Associate with the global law firm of Jones Day. Subsequently, he worked in The Hague as a Law Clerk to the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in Zurich as a Staff Attorney at the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, and in Paris as Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration. He has also served as a Director of Corporate Affairs at a Fortune 500 financial services company and as a Senior Advisor and Director of Research at a Silicon Valley-based global risk advisory firm. 

Since 2013, Mr. Boyer has been an Adjunct Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and has held senior research and analytic roles focused on U.S. foreign relations and national security with several other academic institutions and think tanks, including Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Brookings institution.

Among other professional distinctions, Mr. Boyer was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service and was selected as a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School. He has also been the recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievements and Service from Wesleyan University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and the Board of Trustees of World Learning. 

Mr. Boyer earned his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan Universitymaster’s degree from New York University’s Institute of French Studies, and juris doctor from NYU School of Law. He is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia, New York, and New Jersey, and is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.