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Craig A. Deare

Professional affiliation

Professor, National Defense University 

Full Biography

Dr. Craig A. Deare has served on the faculty of the National Defense University since January 2001. Dr. Deare served in the U.S. Army for 20 years with a variety of assignments specializing in Military Intelligence and Latin American Foreign Area Officer duties. He served as the Deputy Commander of the Joint Counterintelligence Operations Element in Honduras in 1986, after which he attended graduate school with a subsequent assignment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he taught International Relations, American Government, and American Foreign Policy. He subsequently served as an Assistant Defense Attaché in Mexico City in the early 90s; as a Troop Commander of a Special Operations unit; and spent two years as a Senior Country Director in the office of Interamerican Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he was responsible for crafting defense policy matters for Mexico. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona; his M.A. in International Relations & International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University; and his Ph.D. in International Relations from SAIS/Hopkins. He is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command & Staff College and earned the Master Parachutist Badge, the Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab. His research interests focus on U.S. national security strategy and defense policy, as well as security and defense issues related to the Western Hemisphere.