Bishop Garrison is a senior national security executive, veteran, and writer who has served in the military, presidential administrations and campaigns, the nonprofit community, and the private sector throughout his 20-year career. In addition to founding Orange Court Strategies, he previously served as the Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy at Paravision.AI. In that capacity, Bishop represented Paravision before government entities, regulators and trade associations to help shape thoughtful and ethical policy around the deployment of computer vision artificial intelligence products. Most recently, he served in the Biden Administration in the Senior Executive Service and served as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Human Capital and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this role, Bishop was a leading counselor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on workforce-related issues including co-leading the development of the first-of-its-kind HBCU consortium University Affiliated Research Center (UARC); leading the department’s efforts on extremist activity; serving as a liaison on sexual assault response and prevention; supporting diversity and inclusion policy development and other priority areas. Prior to his most recent period of government service, Bishop served as the Director of National Security Outreach at Human Rights First (HRF), a human rights, asylum seeker, and refugee advocacy nonprofit.
Bishop attended the United States Military Academy at West Point graduating in 2002. He served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Army. Following his service, Bishop graduated from the William and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, VA.
Bishop is the recipient of two Bronze Stars, a Meritorious Service Medal, and a Combat Action Badge. His civilian accolades and awards include multiple medals from the Office of the Secretary of Defense as well as several citations from the Department of Homeland Security and the Obama administration’s White House. He is also a recipient of the Taylor Reveley “Citizen Lawyer” Award from the College of William and Mary Law School.
Currently, Bishop resides in Northern Virginia with his family. He enjoys reading, creative writing, workouts, and playing and watching sports.