Dan McCormick is a defense analyst in the Washington DC office. His research focuses on U.S. force structure and modernization, regional strategy in Europe and Asia, and alliance policy. Before 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's Transatlantic Security Program. 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, a JD from American University, and a BA from the University of Maryland.