Office of Naval Intelligence
Max Bluestein is an Assistant Director in Strategy, Policy, and Plans at the Office of Naval Intelligence. He is a public affairs and policy professional with leadership experience at the federal, local, and private sector levels, including at four U.S. Department of Homeland Security components and in the Intelligence Community. He served as the DHS Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications during one of the most trying times in the Department’s history and was later detailed as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary. He received his B.A. in criminal justice from the University of Georgia, his M.A. in Middle East Studies from Ben Gurion University, and completed the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.