Alan G. Stolberg

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Policy Analyst
Off Site Office


Ph.D. in political science, Temple University


Alan G. Stolberg is coordinator of the Defense Education Enhancement Program at the RAND Corporation, where he plans and orchestrates the execution of DoD support for foreign professional military education (PME) institutions on a global basis. As of 2020, the focus has been on multiple war colleges, staff colleges, military academies, a variety of junior officer courses, and Non-Commissioned Officer academies in 17 countries spanning Europe, Eurasia, East Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. From 2005 to 2013, he served on the resident faculty of the U.S. Army War College as Associate Professor of National Security Studies and for a three year period as the Henry L. Stimson Chair of Military Studies. Prior to that, he served on active duty in the Army for thirty years, retiring as a Colonel. His last three years of active service (2002-2005) were spent as the Director of European Studies at the U.S. Army War College. While at the War College, his focus areas for research were policy and strategy formulation, European and Eurasian studies, the interagency, and security cooperation. He co-authored a RAND Perspective "Building Partner-Nation Capacity Through the Defense Education Enhancement Program" in 2018. In addition to a number of peer review articles, book chapters, and reviews, his book, "How Nation-States Craft their National Security Strategy Documents," was published by the Strategic Studies Institute in 2012.  He earned his Ph.D. in political science from Temple University with a decision-making focused dissertation: "Security Cooperation as a Tool of American Foreign Policy."

Recent Projects

  • Defense Education Enhancement Program

Selected Publications

Alan G. Stolberg, Stuart E. Johnson, Laura Kupe, Building Partner-Nation Capacity Through the Defense Education Enhancement Program, RAND Perspective (PE-286-OSD (2018)), 2018