Dr. Jean-Philippe Peltier
Jean-Philippe N. Peltier ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Colonel Jean-Philippe N. Peltier is an officer in the United States Air Force. Prior to his arrival at NDC he was at the United States Air Force academy, finishing off his tour as Department Head, Foreign Languages and International Programs. In this capacity, he led one of the largest departments with 44 faculty teaching 84 courses to over 4,000 cadets annually. Further, Col Peltier served as an active consultant to the Air Staff (AF/A1D) on foreign language and culture issues.

Col Peltier earned his M.A., with Distinction, in Regional Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He earned a subsequent Masters and his PhD in Political Science at Michigan State University.

Col Peltier is a native French speaker who was born in Chad and spent more than half of his childhood in francophone countries: Madagascar, Burkina-Faso and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Col Peltier has extensive experience working in Africa. His experiences include having taught at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Center in Accra, Ghana; interning with State at the American Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; working with a non-profit survey organization in Antananarivo, Madagascar; as a member of two person team facilitating civil-military seminars in Kinshasa and Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Col Peltier has taught African Security courses at the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and at the University of Texas, El Paso, school of Intelligence and National Security Studies. He has led seminars for DoD, State and other government agencies. Notably, Col Peltier delivered focused courses on African security and networks to Polish Special Operation Forces and university students in Warsaw and Krakow, Poland.