John P.J. DeRosa

This blog is dedicated to my pathfinding experience. I intend to use this medium to sort through literature, thoughts, and introspection that feeds my research, writing, and teaching.

John DeRosa has over twenty years as a soldier, officer, and civilian in the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a Joint Warfighting Capabilities Analyst on the U.S. Joint Staff, J8, Joint Capabilities Division. Prior to this he was a Strategic Analyst in the Strategy, Plans, and Policy Directorate of Headquarters, Department of the Army and was an Army Fellow to MIT’s Seminar XXI for AY 11-12. Concurrently, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Terrorism Courses Chair in the Government and Politics Department of the University of Maryland University College and a Non-Resident Fellow with GAP Institute in the field of public policy. Mr. DeRosa is a contributor to professional journals and newspapers on issues of military operational history, international security, and veterans’ affairs and authored a chapter in Attack the Enemy’s Strategy: Lessons from Counterinsurgency Operations. He recently submitted entries in the forthcoming SAGE “Encyclopedia of Military Science” that include the topics of: Al Qaeda, Coalition Provisional Authority, Department of the Army, and Quadrennial Defense Review. Mr. DeRosa began his government career as a plans specialist in the Military District of Washington, later serving as an Operations Officer for Raven Rock Mountain Complex-Site R, and then he concurrently served as the Director of Security, Plans & Operations and Manager of the Area Support Team-Balkans on Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo and Camp Butmir in Bosnia prior to his current assignment. A former armor captain, he received his commission as a Distinguished Military Student at New Mexico Military Institute and later served in the Iraq and Kosovo campaigns. He received a M.A in National Security Studies, a Certificate in Intelligence Methodology, and a B.A. in Economics from California State University, San Bernardino an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence. He is currently studying civil military relations in post-conflict peacebuilding while pursuing a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

The opinions expressed here are personal and do not reflect an official position of the Department of Defense or UMUC.

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