Dr. John P. Rose


Defense and Strategic Studies
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Defense and Strategic Studies
9302 Lee Hwy Suite 760
Fairfax, VA 22031



  • PhD, International Relations, 1978, University of Southern California
  • MA, International Relations, 1976, University of Southern California


  • DSS 703 Science, Technology, and Defense Policy
  • DSS 705 NATO Security Issues
  • DSS 710 Seminar on International Terrorism and Security
  • DSS 716 Understanding Military Operations
  • DSS 724 Leadership in National Security Policy

Professional experience

  • Missouri State University Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies Faculty, 2011-Present
  • Director, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen,  Germany, 2002-2010

Directed a graduate-level Defense and Security Studies Program. Oversaw efforts of the college dean and approximately 30 professors from 10 Nations. Five major course offerings for Government Officials from North American, European and Eurasian  Nations; approximately 1000 students per year; over 130 participating nations.  Taught an elective on Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missile Defense. Oversaw an Outreach Program hosting 100 Security-focused conferences each year throughout  Europe/Eurasia (topics included WMD proliferation, cybersecurity,  non-proliferation, consequence management, security cooperation/partnership activities, and threat reduction).

  • Director of Requirements, U.S.  Army, Pentagon, 1995-1998
  • Director, Requirements and International  Programs Branch,  NATO, SHAPE; Mons, Belgium, 1992-1995
  • Professor, International  Relations/Defense & Strategic Studies, U.S. Military  Academy; West Point, New York, 1979-1981


  • The Evolution of U.S. Army Nuclear Doctrine, 1945-1980,  Westview Press, 1980

Awards and honors

  • Recipient, William P. Clements Award for Outstanding Educator, West Point, 1981