Campbell, Dr. Colton "Colt" C.

Chair, Department of Security Studies

National War College

Dr. Colton Campbell is Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College. Prior to joining the National War College, he was a legislative aide to Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), then the chair of the Intelligence Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Analysis and Counter-intelligence, where he handled appropriations, defense, and trade matters for the congressman.  Before that, he was an analyst in American national government at the Congressional Research Service, an Assistant and Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida International University, and an APSA Congressional Fellow in the office of Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL).  He recently served on the Commander’s Initiative Group for the commander of the International Security Assistance Force, US Forces Afghanistan.  He has published 13 books on congressional politics and the legislative process, most recently Congress and Civil-Military Relations (Georgetown University Press, 2015) and Congress and the Politics of National Security (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Functional Expertise:  Congress & Legislative Process; Campaigns & Elections; American Presidency; Civil- Military Relations