Major General Julie A. Bentz is the Director, Strategic Capabilities Policy on the National Security Staff within the Executive Office of the President. She is responsible for writing presidential policy, coordinating interagency dialogue, informing presidential budgetary decisions and building consensus on interagency initiatives in programs that develop United States strategic capabilities to meet 21st century requirements.
General Bentz has served in a variety of active, reserve and National Guard assignments revolving around nuclear defense, homeland security, health physics, environmental sciences and traditional nuclear, biological and chemical officer assignments. She served as the Principal Deputy for Nuclear Defense within the Office of the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary for Nuclear Matters. Previously, General Bentz worked with the Homeland Security Council where she helped to establish a joint domestic nuclear detection office within the Department of Homeland Security. She played a key role in developing a whole of government approach to nuclear forensics including the creation of the National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center. General Bentz also performed within the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System process as the combat developer for the National Guard Bureau.