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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Manske, Brigadier General Chad T. - USAF

30th Commandant

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Brigadier General Chad T. Manske, is the 30th Commandant of the National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C. As the commandant, General Manske is responsible for formulating academic policies, supervising curriculum planning, preparation, and ensuring excellence in classroom teaching.

Brigadier General Manske has commanded the 7th Airlift Squadron, McChord AFB; the 385th Air Expeditionary Group, Incirlik AB, Turkey; the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England: and the 406th Air Expeditionary Wing, Moron Air Base, Spain. Brig Gen Manske is a command pilot with over 3,800 hours in multiple types of aircraft to include the T-37, T-38, KC-135A/R, KC-10A, C-17A, C-5A/B, T-6, MC-130H and F-15D.

Brig Gen Manske has deployed in support of ongoing operations in Central and Southwest Asia as an air expeditionary wing commander in operations Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector.  His joint assignments include Special Assistant to the Commander US Joint Forces Command/Supreme Allied Commander, Transformation, Deputy Director and Director, USCENTCOM Deployment & Distribution Operations Center, Kuwait as a Colonel and Brigadier General; Deputy Director for Operational Logistics, J4, Joint Staff; Deputy Commander, Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Region, and Deputy Combined/Joint Forces Air Component Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

Brig Gen Manske’s flying career is balanced with an extensive record of education and publishing credentials.  He graduated with a BA in political science and pre-law from Michigan State University, has a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a Masters of Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Command and Staff College and a Masters of Airpower Art and Science from the School of Advanced Airpower studies, Maxwell AFB, AL.  He was a National Defense Fellow at Harvard University in the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and was a senior Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, NY, and completed the Harvard Kennedy School US-Russia Security Program from the Elliott School at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  

His personal awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (with bronze oak leaf cluster), the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leave clusters) Meritorious Service Medal (with four bronze oak leaf clusters), Air Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Aerial Achievement Medal (with silver oak leaf cluster), Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Canadian Armed Forces Meritorious Service Medal.

Email: chad.t.manske.mil@ndu.edu