Stephen Cambone, Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Stephen A. Cambone received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School, now Claremont Graduate University, where he studied American government and international relations. His dissertation focused on the First Continental Congress. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science by Catholic University.

Dr. Cambone was the first Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, respectively. During his government service he was deeply involved in the preparation of the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review and the FY 2004-2009 Future Years Defense Plan, among other high level assignments. Earlier in his career he was Director of Research at the Institute for National Security Studies at the National Defense University, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a member of the director’s staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has served as the staff director for two Congressionally-mandated commissions, one on the ballistic threat to the US, the other on US national security space programs.

In 2015, Dr. Cambone completed a two year study of China’s strategic development sponsored by the Office of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His most recent academic appointment was as the Thomas W. Smith Senior Fellow at the Ryan Center, Villanova University from January 2013 through May 2014.

Dr. Cambone has also held senior positions in the private sector, including as president of a $500 million business. He is a board member of both for profit and non-profit entities.


Stephen Cambone