Adjunct Professor - Center for Security Studies (CSS)
School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Dr John Gordon joined the RAND Corporation in 1997 following a 20-year U.S. Army career. Currently he is a Senior Defense Researcher and a Department Director. Since joining RAND he has participated in and led numerous studies for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Departments of the Army and Navy. Dr Gordon has authored or co-authored several RAND studies on counterinsurgency and irregular warfare. He has led or participated in RAND research projects for the governments of the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, and Germany. Dr Gordon is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown and George Mason Universities where he teaches graduate-level courses on counterinsurgency and military operations. He has authored numerous articles on military subjects in a variety of professional journals and the World War II history book, “Fighting for MacArthur, the Navy and Marine Corps’ Desperate Defense of the Philippines”.