Jim Danoy is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Danoy is a former defense intelligence executive with the Defense Intelligence Agency where he worked in a variety of intelligence fields including geospatial intelligence, current and crisis intelligence, long-term research, policy support, and foreign intelligence relationships. His tours of duty included assignments in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US European Command (EUCOM), NATO, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the White House.
Danoy specializes in Europe, Eurasia, and NATO issues and held the positions of defense intelligence officer for Europe and NATO at the Pentagon; assistant director of intelligence at EUCOM at Stuttgart, Germany; and national intelligence manager for Europe and NATO issues at the ODNI. He also served at NATO HQ in Brussels and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe in Mons, Belgium.
Danoy has extensive experience supporting senior US and Allied defense and security leaders and served as an intelligence support officer to the secretary of defense, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and several 4-star combatant commanders. Between 2010 and 2011 Danoy served as the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB) briefer to President Barack Obama and assisted in the enhancement of the PDB for the president. He was awarded Presidential Rank (Distinguished and Meritorious) in the senior executive corps.
Danoy is an alumnus of George Mason University holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics and a Master of Arts degree in European History. He is a distinguished graduate of the National Defense University, earning a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy. Danoy also holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Police Science.