Andrew F. Krepinevich
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Assessments & Planning
Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. is President of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He assumed this position in 1993, following a 21-year career in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Krepinevich has served in the Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment, and on the personal staff of three secretaries of defense. He has also served as a member of the National Defense Panel, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Joint Experimentation, the Joint Forces Command Advisory Board, and the Defense Policy Board. He currently serves on the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO's) Advisory Board and on the Army Special Operations Command's Advisory Board. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Krepinevich frequently contributes to print and broadcast media. He has lectured before a wide range of professional and academic audiences, and has served as a consultant on military affairs for many senior government officials, including several secretaries of defense, the CIA’s National Intelligence Council, and all four military services. He has testified frequently before Congress.
In 2009, Dr. Krepinevich released his latest book, 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century. His other recent works include The Dangers of a Nuclear Iran, The Pentagon’s Wasting Assets, and Strategy in a Time of Austerity, published in Foreign Affairs; and CSBA monographs AirSea Battle: A Point-of-Departure Operational Concept (co-author), Why AirSea Battle? and Cyber Warfare: A ‘Nuclear Option’?. Dr. Krepinevich is a recipient of the 1987 Furniss Award for his book, The Army and Vietnam.
A graduate of West Point, Dr. Krepinevich holds an M.P.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has taught on the faculties of West Point, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and Georgetown University.
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