Dennis M. Gormley is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute of Strategic Studies. His career spans back to the 1960s, when he was an officer in the U.S. Army. He has since worked in the U.S. intelligence community, and held various positions in academia. His work has focused on international security, arms control, and weapons proliferation issues.
Dennis M. Gormley is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute of Strategic Studies.
After three years as an officer in the U.S. Army in the late 1960s, Gormley served for 10 years in the U.S. intelligence community, and for 20 years as a Senior Officer and board member of Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation. After Pacific-Sierra was sold in 1999, Gormley became a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a Senior Research Fellow at the university’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies during that time. Gormley also worked for the Monterey Institute of International Affairs in their Washington, D.C. office. He was asked to serve for three years as one of 21 commissioners overseeing the work of the ‘Deep Cuts Commission’, an international nongovernmental body charged with studying the challenges of achieving deep cuts in global nuclear arsenals. After leaving his academic position at the University of Pittsburgh, Gormley became a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute.
His work has focused on international security, arms control, and weapons proliferation issues. Gormley has testified before Congress many times, and consulted for the RAND Corporation, Sandia National Laboratories, the Brookings Institution, among many other organizations.
He is the author of four books and over 200 journal articles, book chapters, and op-eds on international security issues. His books include Missile Contagion: Cruise Missile Proliferation and the Threat to International Security, A Low Visibility Force Multiplier: Assessing China’s Cruise Missile Ambitions, and Missile Contagion: Cruise Missile Proliferation and the Threat to International Security. He has published in The Nonproliferation Review, Survival, Military Review, and Washington Quarterly.
Gormley holds a B.A. in History and an M.A. in History at the University of Connecticut.