C. Anthony Pfaff

C. Anthony Pfaff

Title: Research Professor for Strategy, the Military Profession and Ethics
Company: U.S. Army War College
Location: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

C. Anthony Pfaff, Research Professor for Strategy, the Military Profession and Ethics at U.S. Army War College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military intelligence and education.

Flourishing in his military career, Dr. Pfaff is a retired colonel of the U.S. Army deployed to the Gulf War, Macedonia, Germany and Iraq from 1987 to 2016. Today, he excels as a research professor for strategy, the military profession and ethics at the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, a role he took on in 2016. Prior to pivoting to a career in teaching, between 2012 and 2018, Dr. Pfaff was director for Iraq with the National Security Council, senior military Army advisor with the policy planning staff for the Department of State and defense attaché for the U.S. Embassy of Baghdad. He had also worked for the U.S. Army from 2005 to 2012 in the chief international military affairs division. Earlier, Dr. Pfaff was a senior intelligence officer for the Iraq intelligence-working group at the Pentagon from 2002 to 2006 and was an assistant professor of philosophy at the U.S. Military Academy from 1997 to 2000.

Reflecting on his illustrious career, Dr. Pfaff was the recipient of a Meritorious Honor Award from the Department of State in 2015 and a National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Award from the Director of National Intelligence in 2013. He attributes his success to the support of his wife, along with his philosophical background and analytical work. Dr. Pfaff received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and philosophy, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University in 1986 and a Master of Arts in philosophy from Stanford University in 1997. Later on, he achieved a Master of Science in national resource management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2010 and a Doctor of Philosophy in philosophy from Georgetown University in 2012. Presently, Dr. Pfaff maintains affiliation with the Association of Christian Conferences and Teaching and the American Philosophical Association. In the coming years, he hopes to write a book about national security issues.

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