Dr. Dov S. Zakheim is a Senior Fellow at the CNA Corporation and a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the firm’s support of the U.S. Combatant Commanders worldwide. With experience spanning four decades, Dr. Zakheim’s expertise center on strategic planning and defense policy.
Dr. Dov S. Zakheim is a Senior Fellow at the CNA Corporation and a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the firm’s support of the U.S. Combatant Commanders worldwide.
Prior to this, he held positions as Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Defense. He has been Corporate Vice President of System Planning Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of SPC International Corporation. During the 2000 presidential campaign, he served as a senior foreign policy advisor to then-Governor Bush. Earlier in his career, he was a principal analyst in the National Security and International Affairs Division of the Congressional Budget Office.
Outside of government, he has been an adjunct Senior Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, an adjunct Scholar of the Heritage Foundation, and an adjunct Professor at the National War College, Yeshiva University, Columbia University, Georgetown University and Trinity College. He is former chairman of the National Intelligence Council’s International Business Practices Advisory Panel, and is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Defense Business Board (which he helped establish), the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affairs/Chatham House.
With experience spanning four decades, Dr. Zakheim’s expertise center on strategic planning and defense policy.
Dr. Zakheim is the author of over a dozen books and monographs, including The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril and A Vulcan’s Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan.
He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University, studied at the London School of Economics, and earned a Ph.D. in Economics and Politics from the University of Oxford.
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