This fall, The Institute of World Politics will offer a new course on Defense Strategy, Planning and Budgeting. It will be taught by Dr. Wayne A. Schroeder, who is currently a senior member of Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations (CETO) staff.
Dr. Schroeder will bring to his classroom experience from a 35-year career in government, industry, and public policy in Washington, D.C. He served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Resource Planning/Management) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from 2001-2004, and was a professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee (1981-1986).
His course will focus on national security resource planning, and students will be exposed to the synergistic relationship between policy, strategy, and resources. Knowledge of national security resource planning is essential to gaining a fuller understanding of U.S. national security policy, foreign policy, defense and military policy, and intelligence policy.
“I look forward to teaching this course at IWP so that I can help provide intellectual leadership and counsel to the next generation of foreign policy and national security professionals,” commented Dr. Schroeder. “Budgets are more than numbers – they truly reflect our policy priorities. I hope that in teaching this course that I can provide illumination on a body of knowledge and stimulate thought in an area of growing importance to a future generation of leaders. I truly look forward to engaging with the leadership, faculty and student body of IWP and working to support the goals and objectives of this fine institution.”