Jeremy Boback is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. Prior to RAND, Boback worked on U.S. security cooperation efforts in the Balkans for U.S. European Command (EUCOM). He initially served in EUCOM's Policy, Plans, and Strategy Directorate (J5) as the country desk officer for Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, and Slovenia. He subsequently headed the Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro, where he assisted the Montenegrin Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces in their progress towards membership in NATO. Before EUCOM, Boback served in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer. He continues to serve in the Navy Reserve and recently completed a mobilization to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, where he led an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) detachment. Boback holds an M.Sc. in public policy and administration from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in political science and Russian studies from the University of Rochester. As an undergraduate, he interned in the U.S. House of Representatives and the British House of Commons. His interests include defense cooperation, strategic planning, and international diplomacy.