About Dr. Tammy S. Schultz


Dr. Tammy S. Schultz is the Director of the National Security and Joint Warfare and an Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at the United States Marine Corps War College. Dr. Schultz also conducts communication simulations at the State Department for Foreign Service Officers, and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. Previously, she was a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, she served as a Research Fellow and Director of Research and Policy at the U.S. Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI). Dr. Schultz was also a Brookings Institution Research Fellow from 2003 to 2004.

Dr. Schultz graduated summa cum laude from Regis University in Political Science and English in 1995, and then attended Victoria University in New Zealand on a Rotary Fellowship, receiving a M.A. degree with distinction in 1999. While attending Victoria University, Dr. Schultz worked in the U.S. Embassy’s political division in Wellington. Her thesis focused on the new terrorist threat that included al-Qaeda, which she continued to study while at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University as an Olin Foundation and Philip Merrill Fellow. She received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 2005.

Dr. Schultz has been published in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and Defense News, among other publications, and is frequently quoted on defense and national security issues. She is on the Term Member Advisory Council at the Council of Foreign Relations, the Executive Board of Women in International Security, the Executive Board of the Mind Fitness Training Institute, and a principal in the Truman National Security Project.

The views expressed in her writing are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy of the United States Government, Department of Defense, United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps University, or the Marine Corps War College.

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