Dr. Jacquelyn K. Davis

Dr. Davis is executive vice president of the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. She is an expert on U.S. national security issues, with a focus on military force structure, Allied-coalition planning, defense and deterrence issues, challenges, and concepts, and interagency considerations. Her past work includes assessments written forU.S. government leaders, interagency planners, and Alliance partners. She has lectured widely and has authored numerous publications, including recent assessments of the challenges that an Iran with nuclear weapons would present and the future of deterrence planning. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where she has participated in several study groups, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Dr. Davis was the chair of the Defense Advisory Committee for Women in the Services (DACOWITS) for an unprecedented three terms, and served on U.S. Special Operations Command's (SOCOM's) Futures Study Group.

Currently, she is a member of the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO's) Executive Panel (CEP), where she has co-chaired several task forces, including one on Iran, an assessment of escalation management, and the Navy and the Global War on Terror. She also serves on U.S. European Command's (EUCOM's) Senior Advisory Group (SAG), and is working with NATO's SOF Coordination Center (NSCC) on its future evolution. Dr. Davis is working with operational planners responsible for the wider Afghanistan-Pakistan theater of operations, and with interagency officials on U.S. non-, and counter-proliferation planning. In 1987, she received the Defense Department's award for outstanding civilian service.

Dr. Davis speaks French and holds U.S. and NATO security clearances. She is also a member of London's Pilgrims.

She holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.