Colonel Ted Donnelly joined the NWC faculty in 2016 from the U.S. European Command’s Directorate of Strategy, Policy, Partnering, & Capabilities (J-5), where he was Chief of the Black Sea-Eurasia Regional Division. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.A. in Foreign Affairs with a concentration in the Soviet Union & Eastern Europe. Originally commissioned as an Infantry officer, he later completed training to become a Eurasian Foreign Area Officer (FAO). As a FAO, he has served as a Eurasia Political-Military Planner at European Command; as Chief of the Offices of Military Cooperation (OMC) in Kazakhstan & the Kyrgyz Republic, and as U.S. Liaison Officer to the Russian Separate Airborne Brigade in Bosnia. He was the Associate Dean of the College of International & Security Studies at the George C Marshall Center, served as Course Director of the Eurasian Security Studies Seminar and also taught Central Asian Studies. He served as Director of the U.S. Army’s Eurasian Foreign Area Officer training program. He commanded Regional Support Command – North (RSC-N), NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan (NTM-A). He earned an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: Defense & Security strategy and policy; Theater Security Cooperation Planning, Programs, & Implementation; International Train & Equip Programs
REGIONAL EXPERTISE: Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia