EXECUTIVE LECTURE FORUM: Activities: 2000: Bio: Vickers

Michael Vickers is the Director of Strategic Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), a Washington-based think tank specializing in military strategy, budgets, and the emerging revolution in military affairs.

He has lectured on transformational change in the conduct of war at Harvard, Princeton, John Hopkins, Cal-Tech, the U.S. Air Force, Military and Naval Academies, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Air, Army, National, and Naval War Colleges. From 1996-97, he was Co-Director of the Strategic Studies Program at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he taught courses in Strategy, policy and transformations of war.

A former Special Forces Officer and CIA Operations Officer with extensive operational experience, Mr. Vickers recently served as an advisor to the Defense Science Board Summer Study on Joint Operations Superiority in the 21st Century Military Superiority. In 1997, he chaired a major study, sponsored by the office of the U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, on strategies for transforming the U.S. military to exploit emerging military revolution.

He is the author of CSBA monographs Warfare in 2020: A primer, The Military Revolution and Intrastate Conflict, and The Quadrennial Defense Review: An Assessment. He holds advanced degrees in strategic studies and economics from John Hopkins University and in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

İ 2003 The Radványi Chair in International Security Studies, Mississippi State University.
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