Jonathan Welch

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Senior Policy Analyst
Off Site Office

Education

M.A. in international relations and international economics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; B.E. in marine engineering, State University of New York Maritime College

Overview

Jonathan Welch is a senior policy analyst who focuses on defense and intelligence issues. He began his affiliation with RAND in 2012 when he started as an adjunct. Before joining RAND he served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), both on active duty and in the reserves. This included combat deployments to Iraq, training new officers, serving as an aide-de-camp, and training combat advisors. From 2015-2018 he mobilized as an information operations planner and stood up an information operations shop (G-39) for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa (MARFOREUR/AF)- the USMC service component to U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command, in Stuttgart, Germany. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering, from the State University of New York Maritime College and a Master of Arts in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. At RAND he has worked on myriad topics for a broad array of clients, but his current research interests are focused primarily on operations in the information environment and security cooperation.

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