Faculty


Abuza, Dr Zachary M.
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Breeden, Col Chad. - USMC
Assistant Professor
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Bryan, CAPT Daniel - USN
Associate Dean of Faculty
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Burke, Col Timothy - USAF
Assistant Professor
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Donnelly, COL Ted. - USA
Assistant Professor
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Ellard, Dr. George, NSA
Assistant Professor
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Espino, Col Eric. - USAF
Assistant Professor
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Finel, Dr. Bernard I.
Associate Dean of Academics
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Frickenschmidt, COL Daniel M. - USA-NG
Assistant Professor
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Harris, COL Brian - USA
Chair, U.S. Army
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Harvey, Mr. Michael - USAID
Assistant Professor
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Heffington, Col Stephen R. - USAF
Chair, CJCS
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Hesslink, CAPT Trenton D. USN
Dean of Students
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Holloway, Col, Donald "Donnie" W.
Chair, Department of Strategy & Policy
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Jantzen, COL Linda. - USA
Assistant Professor
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King, COL Joseph B. - USA
Assistant Professor
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Kovalova, Dr. Elena
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Kuk, Mr. George - DIA
Assistant Professor
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Johnson, Dr. Laura Manning - DHS
Chair, Department of Homeland Security
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MacDougall, Dr. James "Jim" C.
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Manske, Brigadier General Chad T. - USAF
30th Commandant
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Mariano, Dr. Stephen J. (COL USA - Ret)
Associate Dean Research and Outreach
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McAllister, Dr. Bradley J.
Associate Professor, National Security Strategy
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Meara, Mr. William - DoS
Assistant Professor
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Moritz, Col Eric J. - USAF
Chair, U.S. Air Force
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Louie, Mr. Bruce L.
Chair, National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency
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Oler, Col Adam - USAF
Assistant Professor
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Orr, Robert "Jaimie" J. III, JD, LL.M
Associate Professor
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Panehal, Ms. Alexandria L. - USAID
Assistant Professor
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Pasquale, Dr. Charlie. - IC
Assistant Professor
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Pastino, Col Philip. - USMC
Chair, U.S. Marine Corps
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Pekala, AMB Mark - DOS
Deputy Commandant
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Peznola, Col Michael N. USMC (Ret.)
Chief of Staff/Dean of Administration
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Pierangelo, Ms Claire - DoS
Assistant Professor
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Ray, CAPT Corey W. - USN
Assistant Professor
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Reckamp, CAPT Douglas E. - USN
Chair, U.S. Navy
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Richards, Dr. Marie - DOS
Assistant Professor
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Sabonis-Helf, Dr. Theresa
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Scheinman, Mr. Adam - DoE
Assistant Professor
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Shrout, COL Michael S. - USA
Assistant Professor
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Stein, Mr. James I. - USAID
Assistant Professor
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Stock, COL Mark - USA
Assistant Professor
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Taspinar, Dr. Omer
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Ward, Dr. Kelly J. (COL, USA-Ret)
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Warner, Mr. David - DoJ
Assistant Professor
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Watson, Dr. Cynthia A.
Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs
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Watts, Dr. Robert B. (CAPT, USCG-Ret)
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Wolford, Col Bryan - USAF
Assistant Professor
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Zedlar, Dr. Stephanie Y.
Director Institutional Research
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Bucknam, Dr. Mark A. (Col USAF-Ret)

Professor, National Security Strategy

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Dr. Mark A. Bucknam is a professor of National Security Strategy and a course director at the National War College, where he is responsible for designing, planning, and overseeing the delivery of the course that provides an introduction to strategy, strategic leadership, and critical thinking.  Prior to joining the National War College he spent nearly 4 years at the Pentagon on the staff of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, serving as the Director for Campaign and Contingency Plans.  Dr. Bucknam retired as a colonel from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years of active duty service. During his military career, he flew fighters (A-10s, AT-38s, and F-16s) in Europe, the United States, and the Pacific, culminating in command of the 51st Operations Group, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.  He also served in staff assignments in the Pentagon on the Air Force Staff, the Joint Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was commissioned through the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at Virginia Tech, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and a Master of Science degree in materials science and engineering.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force School of Advanced Airpower Studies, and in 1999 he was awarded a PhD in War Studies from King's College, University of London. He is also a graduate of the National War College and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.  

Functional Expertise:  Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, Airpower, U.S. Security Policy and strategy

Regional Expertise:  South Asia

 

EMAIL:   mark.bucknam@ndu.edu