Daniel F. Baltrusaitis Ph.D Assistant Commandant for Academic Affairs (Dean of the College)

Dr. Daniel F. Baltrusaitis serves as Assistant Commandant for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at the National Defense College of the UAE.  Dean Baltrusaitis has served in a number of university positions including Professor of Strategy and Strategic Studies at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at National Defense University in Washington D.C.; Professor of Strategy, Comparative Defense Strategies, and Leadership at the National Defense College in the United Arab Emirates; Associate Professor of International Security Studies, Dean of Resident Academics at the U.S. Air War College; and Director of Outreach and Engagement for the Spaatz Center for Officer Education.

Dean Baltrusaitis’ research interests include defense strategy, coalition and alliance politics, contemporary defense affairs, international relations and joint operational art. Dean Baltrusaitis’ professional journal articles have appeared in a variety of publications and he is the author of a study of the Iraq War alliance structure titled Coalition Politics and the Iraq War: Determinants of Choice (Lynne Rienner, 2009)

Dean Baltrusaitis earned a M.S. from the University of North Dakota in Space Studies, an M.A. from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies in Airpower Operations and Strategy, an M.A. from the Air War College in Strategic Studies, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in International Relations.