A management executive with more than 20 years of experience serving at the highest levels of federal and state governments, Pamela B. Berkowsky served as the Assistant Chief of Staff to Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen. Until 2001, Ms. Berkowsky advised both Mr. Cohen and his Chief of Staff on policy and aided in the management of the Department of Defense (DoD). Simultaneously, she served as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Civil Support, acting as a liaison to both the National Security Council and various federal, state, and local agencies on homeland defense issues.
Pamela Berkowsky assumed the position as Mr. Cohen’s Assistant Chief of Staff after having served for six years as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Navy. Ms. Berkowsky spent a year during this period as a member of Vice President Al Gore’s office, working to enhance the operations of Department of State, the U.S. Information Agency, and the Agency for International Development.
In addition to serving in these positions, Pamela B. Berkowsky has held other senior positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, under the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and in the State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics Matters. Ms. Berkowsky holds a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is also a Fulbright Scholar.