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Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

Senior Fellow

Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He also serves as president and chief executive officer of Solarium LLC, a defense consulting firm, and as an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. In 1995 he founded the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), where he served as its president until 2016. His service at CSBA was preceded by a 21-year career in the U.S. Army.

Dr. Krepinevich has served in the Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment, and on the personal staff of three secretaries of defense. He has also served as a member of the National Defense Panel, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Joint Experimentation, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ Defense Policy Board. He is the chairman of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel and on the Advisory Council of Business Executives for National Security. Dr. Krepinevich is also a member of the Congressional National Defense Strategy Commission.
Dr. Krepinevich has lectured before a wide range of professional and academic audiences, and has served as a consultant for many senior government officials, including several secretaries of defense, as well as all four military services, the Defense Advanced Projects Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency. He has testified frequently before Congress. Dr. Krepinevich has taught on the faculties of West Point, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and Georgetown University.

Dr. Krepinevich’s most recent book is The Last Warrior: Andrew Marshall and the Shaping of Modern American Defense Strategy, which he co-authored with Barry Watts. He also authored 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores the Changing Face of War in the 21st Century. Dr. Krepinevich received the Furniss Award for his book, The Army and Vietnam.

Among his recent articles are Preserving Primacy, (with Congressman Mac Thornberry), How to Deter China, and The Eroding Balance of Terror.

His recent monographs include: Archipelagic Defense; Preserving the Balance: A U.S. Eurasia Defense Strategy; Maritime Competition in a Mature Precision-Strike Regime; and Rethinking Armageddon: Scenario Planning in the Second Nuclear Age. He is currently working on projects related to the future of deterrence, and military innovation.

A graduate of West Point, Dr. Krepinevich holds an M.P.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He is married to the former Julia Ellen Milians. They reside in Leesburg, Virginia. They have three children, Jennifer, Andrew, and Michael, and five grandchildren.

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The Strategic Dilemma of the United States and Nuclear Risk in an Era of Great Power Competition

Masashi Murano & Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

This interview between Hudson Japan Chair Fellow Masashi Murano and Senior Fellow Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr., was first published in the June 2022 edi...

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