Analysing international policy processes and Lithuania’s role in them
Review Nov 09, 2020

Running Up That Hill

Summary

Covid or not, there is no better time to invest in robust deterrence and defense, which can serve as a fundamental layer for and gateway to a prosperous society. Thus, the role of policy-makers, in Lithuania and other nations on NATO’s Eastern flank remains vital in rallying attention and resources toward security and enhanced cooperation among the Allies. Running up that hill is now more crucial than ever before.

Giedrimas Jeglinskas is the Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management. He has overall responsibility for management of NATO headquarters, and is the Secretary General’s primary advisor for NATO-wide management issues. Before assuming his current post, Jeglinskas served as the Vice-Minister of Defense of Lithuania beginning in 2017. Jeglinskas graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a BSc in Political Science and Computer Science. He holds an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC and an MBA in Strategy and Finance from Columbia Business School in New York.