Jack Segal served as the principal foreign policy and political advisor to the NATO Joint Force Commander. The command has the mission of conducting all NATO military operations in Afghanistan and the planning of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) campaign. He has travelled frequently to Afghanistan since 2002, meeting with senior Afghan, ISAF, US and other NATO officials.
Mr. Segal served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal during Vietnam where he attained the rank of Second Lieutenant. In 1977, Mr. Segal resigned his Army commission to join the U.S. diplomatic service as a Foreign Service Officer. He served as State Department representative to the U.S. START delegation at Geneva, Chief of Political/Military Affairs in Tel Aviv, established a new United States Consulate General in Yekaterinburg, Russia and was named the first U.S. Consul General to central Russia. He served on the National Security Council at the White House as Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia and later Director for Non-Proliferation. He received four Superior Honor Awards and three Meritorious Honor Awards during his State Department career.