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David Rodearmel

Dr. David Rodearmel
Assistant Professor

Dr. David Rodearmel (J.D., LL.M.) is an Assistant Professor teaching strategy at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School.  He joined National Defense University in 2015 following 37 years’ service as a State Department Foreign Service Officer (Political Officer) and Army Military Intelligence and JAG Officer (LTC, Ret.).  He has taught courses in Political Science and International Relations at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Law for the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies and the University of Maryland.  Dr. Rodearmel has foreign service in Armenia, Bosnia, Canada, Ethiopia, Germany (West Berlin and Stuttgart/AFRICOM), Israel and Ukraine - and domestic assignments at the Pentagon (Joint Staff J5), CIA, and the State Department.  He graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Naval War College.  Prof. Rodearmel holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Brigham Young University, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington, and a Master of Laws in Military and International Law from the Army Judge Advocate General’s School.



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