Elbridge Colby

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Elbridge Colby

Elbridge Colby

Elbridge Colby- Biography

Elbridge Colby is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy who has previously served as the Department of Defense co-lead. Currently, the Marathon Initiative co-founder is also an author, having recently published his new book, “Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict.”

What is the Net Worth of Elbridge Colby? Salary, Earnings

Elbridge Colby has held a number of significant and important positions throughout his career and has amassed a sizable fortune. He also makes money from his books and publications. His net worth is expected to be around $1 million in 2022.

Elbridge Colby- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Elbridge’s exact date and year of birth are unknown, but he is currently believed to be in his mid-40s. He was born into a white Caucasian family and is a devout Christian. Much is unknown about his childhood, parents, and family, but he is currently residing in Washington, DC. Elbridge is known to have earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University in 2002, after which he went on to earn a Juris Doctorate degree from Yale Law School in 2009.

Quick Facts

Real NameElbridge A. Colby
Birth Date1981-1986
Age35-40 Years
Birth PlaceUnited States
ProfessionAuthor, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Military for Strategy
Sun sign

Elbridge Colby- Relationship, Married Life

Colby has not openly discussed his personal life or relationships, and he lives a low-key life away from the spotlight. He is thought to be married, but this is not confirmed as of yet. His personal life, likes, hobbies, and favorites are unknown at this time.

Elbridge Colby- Professional Career

Colby began his career at CAN in 2010 as a principal analyst and division lead of Global Strategic Affairs, where he stayed for over three years before becoming a Robert M Gates Senior Fellow in 2014. He was a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security for more than three years until 2017. The following year, he was appointed as the United States Department of Defense’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, where he assisted in the implementation of the Department’s 2018 National Defense strategy.

Elbridge Colby also served as the Director of Defense Program at CNAS in 2018, where he led the center’s work on defense issues, and the same year, he also joined WestExec Advisors as a senior advisor, where he currently works. In 2019, he co-founded the Marathon Initiative for Great Power Competition for the United States and its allies in Washington, DC, where he is also the principal. Aside from that, he is the author of “Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict.”

Elbridge Colby- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Heightin feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weightin Kilograms – 66 kg  –  in Pounds –  145 lbs
Shoe Size8 (U.S.)
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
Body TypeAverage

Social Media Details

Elbridge is active on social media platforms such as Twitter, where he has over 3.5k followers since joining in 2011. He also has a LinkedIn account that is kept up to date, but he is not known to be active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and others.


  • Elbridge Colby frequently speaks about defense and foreign policy issues and writes for publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Interest, and others.
  • He was a co-editor of the 2013 book Strategic Stability: Contending Interpretations.
  • Elbridge was awarded the Exceptional Public Service Award for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as well as the Superior and Meritorious Honor Award.
  • He is a member of the Hamilton Society’s Washington DC Advisory Committee.

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