Joe Cheravitch is a defense analyst at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND, Cheravitch worked as a government analyst focusing on a range of national security issues, including the Afghan security forces and international cyber-warfare. Additionally, Cheravitch served as a psychological operations specialist in the U.S. Army from 2008 to 2012, deploying to Afghanistan in 2010 and Iraq in 2011. Cheravitch holds an M.S. in foreign service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a B.A. in international studies and Russian from Bowling Green State University.