Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services
Ms. Shelly O’Neill Stoneman


  • Chair


Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • Senior Vice President for Government Relations, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Chair, Board of Directors for the Leadership Council of Women in National Security (LCWINS)
  • Board Director, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Board Director, Food for Others (Fairfax County based food bank/pantry)
  • Board Director, USO National Capital District


Prior Military Service or Affiliation

  • Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and White House Liaison
  • Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, The White House
  • Liaison to the House of Representatives on all Defense and National Security Issues​, 2008 Obama/Biden Presidential Transition Team
  • Deputy Chief of Staff and Appropriations Associate Staff for Member of Congress on House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense
  • Married to Army Infantry Veteran


Highest Education (Military/Civilian)

  • Master of Arts in National Security Studies, Naval War College
  • Master of Arts in International Relations, University of Oklahoma (Program in Europe)
  • Harvard University Business School Executive Education, Finance for Senior Executives



  • BAE Systems, Business Leader Award – “Innovating for Success,” 2018
  • BAE Systems, Business Leader Award – “Exceeding Customer Expectations,” 2018
  • BAE Systems, Business Leader Award – “Innovating for Success,” 2015
  • Department of Defense Outstanding Public Service Award, 2013
  • Council on Foreign Relations, Lifetime Member
  • Council on Foreign Relations, Term Member
  • “Emerging Leader,” Stennis Center for Public Service, 2008


Ms. Shelly O’Neill Stoneman