Stephen Duncan, Adjunct Faculty

Stephen M. Duncan served as Assistant Secretary of Defense in the administrations of two Presidents.  He is a decorated veteran of the war in Vietnam, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, and a former senior executive of two advanced technology companies. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree. He received a Master of Arts Degree in American Government from Dartmouth College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Colorado.

From 2002-2004, he served as a Distinguished Fellow at the National Defense University (NDU), Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. In 2004, he was appointed Director of the Institute for Homeland Security Studies at NDU. He is the author of several books, including Citizen Warriors: America’s National Guard and Reserve Forces& the Politics of National Security (1997), A War of a Different Kind: Military Force and America’s Search for Homeland Security (2004), Only the Most Able: Moving Beyond Politics in the Selection of National Security Leaders (2012), and Master Craftsmen: Friends, Colleagues & Other Contemporaries Who Have Made a Difference (2016). He is also the author of many articles on national security and related subjects.

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Listen to a podcast with Dr. Duncan about his book Only the Most Able.

Read a review of Only the Most Able.

Stephen Duncan