Terry A. Wolff

National Security Council

LTG (Ret) Terry A. Wolff is Special Advisor to the President and the Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa in the National Security Council. Wolff joined the National Security Council in April 2022 to serve as Special Advisor, Ukraine Security Assistance, moving to his current role in July. Wolff retired from the U.S. Army in February 2014 after completing over 34 years of service commanding at every level from platoon to armored division.  His final assignment was as the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5 for the Joint Staff from September 2011 until December 2013. LTG (Ret) Wolff has extensive experience in Washington, DC working military strategy and policy matters as well as interagency affairs: first on the Joint Staff as a Colonel; then nearly two years on the National Security Council as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Iraq and Afghanistan; over two years on the Joint Staff as the J-5; and three years as the Deputy Special Presidential Envoy (DSPE) for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Since 2014, LTG (Ret) Wolff has been the Director of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA). Commissioned from the Military Academy in 1979 with a BS in Engineering, he has master’s degrees from Catholic University, the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, and the Naval War College.