Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. has broad familiarity with current foreign policy and international security issues, as well as decision-makers in Washington and capitals around the world.

Practice & Background

Ambassador Bloomfield has senior experience in foreign policy and national security issues, including defense export regulatory issues under the Arms Export Control Act and the ITAR. He also has extensive experience dealing with senior foreign officials and negotiating agreements on issues such as military basing and access, arrangements involving control and destruction of shoulder-fired missiles, landmines and small arms and light weapons; and alliance and coalition relationships providing forces to Afghanistan and Iraq. He has published several articles and advised the U.S. national security establishment on security issues, including the growing utilization of space by civil and military sectors.

Ambassador Bloomfield is Chairman of the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan security think tank in Washington, D.C. He previously was a Presidential Special Envoy, from 2008 – 2009, leading U.S. efforts to protect international aviation from shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Ambassador Bloomfield served as the assistant secretary of state for political military affairs from 2001 to 2005. He was also the president’s special representative on the landmine issue and led the U.S. government’s international outreach on critical infrastructure protection, including cybersecurity. From 1993 to 2001, Ambassador Bloomfield was a partner in the international business group Armitage Associates L.C.

He formerly served as deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs (1992-93); deputy assistant to the vice president for national security affairs (1991-02); member, U.S. Delegation to Philippine Bases Negotiations (1990-91); member, U.S. Water Mediation in the Middle East (1989-90); and principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs (1988-89), with other DoD policy positions dating from 1981.

Ambassador Bloomfield is editor of Global Markets and National Interests – the New Geopolitics of Energy, Capital and Information (CSIS press, 2000).

Public Service

  • Chairman, Stimson Center, Washington DC
  • Board member, Landmine Survivors Network / Survivor Corps, 1998-2001, 2005-2009.

Political Involvement

Ambassador Bloomfield has held appointed national security and foreign policy positions in the past five Republican administrations.