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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Pekala, AMB Mark - DOS

Deputy Commandant

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Ambassador Mark Pekala joined the War College faculty in 2016.  Previously, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia and, from 2014-2016, Dean of the School of Professional and Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute.  He has served as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in Paris, DCM in Tallinn, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and Senior Director for Russian Affairs on the National Security Council staff.  From 1998 to 1999, Ambassador Pekala was a Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University, teaching graduate seminars on U.S.-Russian Relations and European Security. Ambassador Pekala has received nine State Department Superior Honor Awards (six for individual achievements and three for group accomplishments), seven senior performance awards, two Meritorious Honor Awards, the W. Averell Harriman Award, and the Matilda W. Sinclaire Language Award.  From the Government of Estonia, he received the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, Third Class, and he received Latvia’s highest state decoration, the Order of the Three Stars.  He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan. From Columbia University he received the Master of International Affairs degree, the Certificate from the W. Averell Harriman Institute, and the Master of Philosophy degree in Political Science (all with a specialization in Soviet foreign and defense policy). Ambassador Pekala speaks Estonian, French, Polish, and Russian, and a little Latvian.  He is married, has two daughters, and is an avid photographer.

 

FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: Interagency coordination, NATO, NATO-Russia relations, the EU

 

REGIONAL EXPERTISE: Russia, Eastern and Central Europe

EMAIL:  mark.a.pekala.civ@ndu.edu