Dan McCormick

Defense Analyst
Washington Office


M.A. in national security strategy, Georgetown University; J.D. in law, American University; B.A. in criminal justice, University of Maryland


Dan McCormick is a defense analyst in the RAND Corporation's Washington, DC office. His research focuses on U.S. force structure and posture, regional strategy in Europe and Asia, alliance policy, and international law. Before joining RAND, McCormick worked on Russian military affairs and partner capacity in the Black Sea region at the Middle East Institute. He also worked on NATO and European security with the Center for a New American Security. McCormick previously served as an Attorney-Advisor for the Department of Veterans Affairs and as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a JD from American University.