Timm, COL Robert - USA

Assistant Professor

National War College


Colonel Rob Timm
joined the National War College faculty in 2013 from the United States Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan, where he was the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché. He is a 1986 graduate of New York University where he earned a BA in Politics and a com- mission through the ROTC Program at St. John’s University. An Infantryman and Eurasian Foreign Area Officer by training, he has served in Airborne and Air Assault units at Ft Bragg and Korea, including combat tours in Panama and the Persian Gulf. As a foreign area officer, Colonel Timm has also served as Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation, US Embassy, Kyiv, as Eurasia Branch Chief in the Directorate of Strategy Policy and Assessments (J-5) at Head- quarters, US European Command, as US Liaison Officer to the Russian Separate Airborne Brigade in Bosnia, and as Chief, Cooperative Threat Reduction Operations at the US Embassy in Moscow. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and has earned a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University, a Certificate in Russian Area Studies from The Harriman Institute, and Master of Strategic Studies degree from the US Army War College.

FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: Theater Security Cooperation Policy Formulation and Execution Political-Military Issues in the post-Soviet space Military contributions to the pursuit of U.S. policy goals and objectives outside of established conflict zones 

REGIONAL EXPERTISE: Eurasia, Europe, and Central Asia