Dr. John P. Rose

Dr. John P. Rose
Senior Scholar

John Rose is a Senior Scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy. He was the Director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmish-Partenkichen, Germany from November 2002 to November 2010. In this capacity, he was responsible for orchestrating resident courses, outreach programs, and an international and interagency network of 8,000 government officials throughout Europe and Central Asia in the fields of international security studies, defense, and foreign affairs. The Marshall Center is a German-American partnership organization dedicated to advancing security sector reform, capacity building, and harmonizing views on common security challenges. Efforts include support to international programs in Afghan, Pakistani, and Iraqi ministries and defense academies.

Prior to assuming his duties at the Marshall Center, Dr. Rose was an operations director for Computer Sciences Corporation Defense Group in Falls Church, Virginia. A retired U.S. Army brigadier general, Dr. Rose has over 35 years of international, operational, academic, business, and strategic planning experience. Upon retirement from active duty in May 1998, Dr. Rose became the president of Army Business Operations with Nichols Research Corporation in Arlington, Virginia.

Among his military assignments, Dr. Rose directed a multinational staff from 12 NATO nations to determine NATO post-Cold War defense strategy, alliance military force structure, and readiness requirements (NATO, SHAPE, Belgium), and commanded NATO air defense artillery units at the brigade and battalion level in joint and combined operations in Germany. He has served as an assistant professor of international relations and defense and strategic studies at West Point and taught at the graduate level at the Naval Postgraduate School. He also served two separate tours at the Pentagon in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, U.S. Army.

Dr. Rose attended the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, under a National Security Fellowship in 1985-1986. He served as a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York in 1991-1992. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Dayton.

Dr. Rose’s published works include The Evolution of U.S. Army Nuclear Doctrine, 1945-1980 (Westview Press, 1980) and ten journal articles on nuclear strategy, military doctrine, and long-range planning.