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Phillip J. LaSala

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Phillip J. LaSala

Phillip LaSala served as an intelligence officer and educator in the U.S. Air Force until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2008 after 20 years of service. His assignments as an intelligence officer were at the wing, theater, and DoD levels, and included support to U-2 operations worldwide, and combined and joint staff planning in South Korea. Dr. LaSala also served as an all-source analyst responsible for Russian nuclear weapons warfighting capabilities, and performed command briefer duties at the Pentagon, both for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He also served as a START treaty inspector detached to the then-On-Site Inspection Agency. He also has extensive experience deployed overseas in support of reconnaissance operations in Central America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Dr. LaSala’s teaching experience includes a broad array of undergraduate courses in political science and strategic studies for the U.S. Air Force Academy and a variety of graduate-level courses in air power, strategy, and national security for the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. He has also taught courses in international relation, air, space and cyberspace power, and research methods for the U.S. Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College Online Master’s Program. Dr. LaSala teaches diplomacy and foreign policy courses for the Bush School of Government and Public Service’s Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs program.

Dr. LaSala earned his B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1988 and his M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1996. His Ph.D. is in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (2003), where his dissertation was an empirical examination of Samuel Huntington’s clash of civilizations framework. Dr. LaSala has directed research for the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Center for Space and Defense Studies and the Academy’s Military Studies Initiative in partnership with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He has authored several classified studies, edited a volume on air and space power theory and doctrine, and has continuing research interests in strategy, foreign policy and defense policy.

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