Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance


Develop an academic community of interest focused on research and analysis of deterrence, assurance, and associated strategic level national security themes in a rapidly changing, multi-domain global threat environment.


» Advance deterrence and assurance thinking beyond Cold War era narratives.

» Stimulate rigorous academic research into deterrence, assurance, and other concepts of strategic thought for the 21st Century.

» Promote collaboration among academic and military Alliance members.

» Encourage development of national security professionals to meet future research, analytic, and decision-making requirements.

USSTRATCOM Academic Alliance Points of Contact:

Katie Cooper
Academic Alliance Coordinator
402-232-0766 (DSN 272)
Jenna Vigal
USSTRATCOM Intern – Academic Alliance
402-294-1099 (DSN 272)
Michael Powell
USSTRATCOM Deterrence Symposium, Experience Day and PONI
402-232-7758 (DSN 272)


  Pat McKenna
Division Chief, Plans Evaluation and Research
402-294-1958 (DSN 272)
Cade Anderson
Deputy Division Chief, Plans Evaluation and Research
402-294-8219 (DSN 272)


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