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John DeRosa has served over twenty years as a soldier, officer, and civilian in the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a Joint Warfighting Capabilities Analyst and the Requirements Management Branch Chief on the U.S. Joint Staff, J-8, 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. Concurrently, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Government and Politics Department of the University of Maryland University Collegeand a Fellow with the Center on Global Interests. Mr. DeRosa is a member of the Military Writers Guild and a contributor to professional journals on issues of military operational history, international security, and authored a chapter in Attack the Enemy’s Strategy: Lessons from Counterinsurgency Operations. He wrote entries in the 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. A former U.S. Army 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 is a graduate of the Basic Armor Officer Course, Battalion Maintenance Officer’s Course, Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course, and Intermediate Level Education. 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. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
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