Will Roper

Dir/Strategic Capabilities Office
Office Of The Secretary Of Defense

Will Roper is the founding Director of the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO).
Established by Secretary Ashton Carter in 2012, the SCO imagines new—often unexpected and game-changing—uses of existing government and commercial systems: extending their shelf-life and restoring surprise to the military’s playbook. In addition to warfare strategies, SCO also analyzes options for revealing capabilities prior to conflict to increase doubt,impose cost, or maintain deterrence against potential adversaries.