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Tracy L. Settle ’80

Tracy Settle '80Colonel Tracy Settle can’t sit still for very long.

Mr. Tracy Settle has over 33 years of military and business experience as an Army officer, commander, and program manager, recognized for his inspirational leadership, extensive international network, exceptional relationship building skills, and astute strategic problem solving expertise. He is presently developing global business initiatives, leveraging U.S. and foreign partner public-private cooperative ventures for MPSC, a Falls Church-based, defense-related company.   

As the former director of the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program (SPP), he developed a master action plan to institutionalize and integrate all SPP-related subsystems for over 64 international partnerships, in support of the national security and military strategies in consonance with the Government Accountability Office, Department of Defense (DoD), State Department, Congress, and U.S. Ambassadors’ strategic security, diplomatic, information, and economic cooperation objectives. As the former acting director of the $280-million National Guard Counterdrug Program, he developed the first threat-based resource allocation model, synchronizing program engagement strategy, policy, legal, and resource planning functions across the program while enhancing support to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, DoD, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.   

Mr. Settle has a master’s in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, MS in Systems Management from USC, and a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

He is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from IUP, the Suriname Military Medal of Meritorious Service, and the DoD Legion of Merit and is recognized by Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow. He has lived and worked in Europe for 10 years, has experience in the financial and marketing sectors, owned and operated three small business ventures in the U.S., has expertise in legislative affairs on defense and security cooperation matters, and continues to serve as a Rotarian focusing on humanitarian assistance projects around the world.

Profile published on 5/21/14

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