The Breslauer Military Fellows Program brings mid-career officers from the U.S. armed forces and civilian civil servants from the Department of Defense to the Institute for a year of research and study of Middle East issues and U.S. policymaking.
For more than twenty-five years, The Washington Institute has hosted visiting fellows from the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. Fellows in the Breslauer Military Fellows Program spend several months to a year working and researching alongside Institute scholars, where they provide technical expertise from the field. "Military Fellows contribute immensely to our analyses and provide a perspective one can only gain from serving in the military," says Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff, the Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in U.S. Middle East Policy.
“Military Fellows contribute immensely to our analyses and provide a perspective one can only gain from serving in the military.”
Robert Satloff, Institute Executive Director
A number of former Military Fellows have gone on to serve in high-ranking positions, including U.S. Army Maj. Gen. (select) Milford H. Beagle Jr., incoming Commander of the 10th Mountain Division; U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. (ret.) J. Marcus Hicks, Commander of Special Operations Command Africa; U.S. Navy Capt. Jeremy Vaughan, Operations Officer for the U.S.S. Gerald Ford (CVN-78); and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division. The 2020-2021 Military Fellow is Lt. Col. Christine McVann of the U.S. Air Force.
The Breslauer Military Fellows Program is made possible by the Breslauer family, who have been longtime supporters of the organization. Military Fellows work in the Benjamin F. Breslauer Military Fellows Wing in the Institute’s Washington office.