Hooker, Dr. Richard - DOD

Professor, National Security Strategy

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Dr. Richard D. Hooker, Jr. joined the faculty of the National War College in July 2018 after previous service as NDU’s Director, Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS).  A career Army officer, his military service included combat tours in Grenada, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, including command of a parachute brigade in Baghdad.  His military service also included tours in the offices of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army. A veteran of three tours with the National Security Council, he previously served as Assistant Professor at West Point, as the Army Chair at the National War College and as Dean of the NATO Defense College in Rome. Dr. Hooker graduated with a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy in 1981 and holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations from the University of Virginia. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. National War College.  His areas of expertise include Defense Policy and Strategy, the Middle East, NATO/Europe and Civil-Military Relations.

EMAIL:  richard.d.hooker.civ@ndu.edu