Travis Sharp

Research Fellow

Travis Sharp is a Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He directs the budget program and works to educate and inform policymakers, senior leaders, and the general public about the defense budget and issues pertaining to resourcing national security. He also serves as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve while completing his Ph.D. in security studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Travis has held positions with academic and policy organizations, including George Washington University’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, West Point’s Modern War Institute, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Center for a New American Security, and the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. He has published think tank monographs, journal articles, and commentaries on defense spending and strategy, cybersecurity, and military-to-military contacts between great power rivals, the topic of his dissertation.

Mr. Sharp is a past recipient of the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, the A.B. Krongard and John Parker Compton Fellowships at Princeton, the 1LT Bacevich Fellowship at CNAS, the Harold Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations, and the Herbert Scoville Peace Fellowship. 


B.A. in History and Political Science (summa cum laude)
University of San Francisco

M.P.A. in International Relations
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

M.A. in Public Affairs
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
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