As the Director of National Security Outreach, Bishop Garrison is Human Rights First’s chief ambassador to the national security community. He leads Human Rights First’s efforts to build partnerships with members of the military and national security communities as well as national security-focused think tanks and research institutions. He also leads the project, Veterans for American Ideals, a nonpartisan movement of military veterans who advocate American leadership on human rights.
He 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, he graduated from the William and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, VA. He served in the Obama 2012 Re-election Campaign and later in the administration in a variety of national security roles. Following his time in the administration, he served as the Deputy Foreign Policy Adviser on the presidential campaign of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Bishop is the recipient of two Bronze Stars, a Meritorious Service Medal, and a Combat Action Badge. His civilian accolades and awards include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service as well as several citations from DHS and the Obama administration. Bishop also received the 2017 Taylor Reveley “Citizen Lawyer” Award from the College of William and Mary Law School.
Currently, he resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Cannon-Marie, and son, Bishop Augustus “Gus.” He enjoys reading, creative writing, exercising, playing sports, and watching football.