Shannon Green

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons

Shannon Green is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR), where she supports CSR’s efforts to address biological threats. Prior to joining CSR, Ms. Green spent nearly a decade working for the U.S. House of Representatives where she conducted sensitive investigations, including the Select Committee on Benghazi investigation into the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya; and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Most recently, Ms. Green served as Subcommittee Staff Director for the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations, where she focused on policies related to national and military intelligence, counter-proliferation, countering weapons of mass destruction, sensitive military activities, and special operations forces. In this role, Ms. Green oversaw Department of Defense efforts to eliminate chemical weapons pursuant to the Chemical Weapons Convention and U.S. law. She also oversaw the defense intelligence enterprise capabilities for monitoring biological threats, including actions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Formerly, Ms. Green served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps where she deployed worldwide in roles focused on international and operational law. Ms. Green holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, M.S. from the University of Maryland, and J.D. from the University of Memphis. She has also served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management where she taught Security Policy.