Darryl Long - Institute for Security Governance
Faculty, Advising & Consulting Division
Mr. Darryl Long is a Regional Program Lead - Western Hemisphere (RPL-WHEM) of the Advising and Consulting (A&C) Division at the Institute for Security Governance (ISG). In this role, Mr. Long leads and manages subject matter expert (SME) teams responsible for defense governance and management support to regional partners; serves as primary interface between ISG SME teams and US Embassies, US Department of Defense (DoD) stakeholders and partner nation leaders; and supports integration of DoD Security Cooperation plans, programs, budgets and activities for assigned countries.
Mr. Long's role at ISG mirrors his previous RPL-WHEM work as part of the Defense Institution Reform Initiative (DIRI -2012-2016) and Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT 2016-2019) - providing him with keen insights into the progression, outcomes and current trends of DoD's defense institution building (DIB) and institutional capacity building (ICB) efforts in the Western Hemisphere.
Mr. Long was previously a senior US Army Foreign Area Officer for Latin America and served within various US Embassies, on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and at US SOUTHCOM; as well as in various leadership and staff positions during multinational military operations. His professional strengths include extensive operational, intelligence, and political-military experience. In aggregate, Mr. Long has over 30 years of personal and professional experience living and working in Latin America.
Mr. Long has a BA from Florida Southern College in History/Political Science and an MA from the US Naval Postgraduate School in National Security Affairs. He speaks Spanish (native) and French (proficient), and he is an aspiring luthier. Mr. Long and his wife, Laurie, currently live in Melbourne Beach, Florida.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
- Security & Defense Planning
- Change Management
- Irregular Warfare
- Transnational Threats