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Charles Robb

Co-Chair, National Security Program; Former Governor of Virginia and Senator

Chuck Robb co-chairs BPC’s national security program and Iran Task Force. He served as a senator from Virginia from 1989 until 2001. During his tenure in the Senate, he promoted fiscal responsibility and a strong national defense. He became the only senator to simultaneously serve on all three national security committees: Armed Services, Foreign Relations, and Intelligence.

Robb was elected lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1978 and served until 1982. He also served as governor of Virginia from 1982 to 1986.

In 2004, he was appointed to co-chair the Commission on Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. In 2006, he was appointed to serve on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. He also served on the Iraq Study Group.

Robb attended Cornell University, and eventually earned at B.A. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1961. He served in Vietnam in the U.S. Marine Corps, and after the war earned his JD from the University of Virginia Law School.

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