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PERMANENT PROFESSOR AND DEPARTMENT HEAD

EDUCATION:
PhD, American Government, Georgetown University, 1999
MS, National Security Strategy, National War College, 2004
MA, National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, 1988
BA, Legal Studies, University of Pittsburgh (honor graduate), 1983

PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER INFORMATION:
December 2007 – Present, Political Science Department Head & Permanent Professor, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
August 2006 – December 2007,  Deputy Director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Colorado, Buckley AFB, Colorado
January 2006 – July 2006, Deputy Group Commander, 373d Intelligence Group, Misawa Air Base, Japan
October 2005- January 2006, Interim Group Commander, 373d Intelligence Group, Misawa Air Base, Japan
July 2004 – October 2005, Deputy Group Commander, 373d Intelligence Group, Misawa Air Base, Japan
August 2003 – June 2004, Student, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
June 2001 – July 2003, Member, Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF) Action Group and Chief, Political and Legislative Affairs, SecAF/CSAF Executive Action Group, Headquarters, United States Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
August 1999 – June 2001, Executive Director, Defense Policy Board and Military Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

August 1996 – August 1999, AFIT doctoral student, Government Department, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
July 1993 – July 1996, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
August 1990 – June 1993, Political/Military Strategic Analyst, Survey Section, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons, Belgium
July 1988 – August 1990, Chief, Warsaw Pact Desk and Chief, Soviet Desk, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
July 1986 – June 1988, AFIT Student, Naval Postgraduate School and Defense Language Institute (Russian), Monterey, California
October 1984 – June 1986, Chief, Intelligence Branch, 44th Strategic Missile Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota
April 1984 – October 1984, Student, Basic Intelligence Courses, Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado

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