Mr. Robert Work was the 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense, serving under three different secretaries across two administrations. Previously, he served as chief executive offices of the Center for a New American Security. From 2009 to 2013, he served as the Under Secretary of the Navy.
Mr. Work served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for 27 years, retiring as a colonel in 2001. He joined the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments in 2002, where he wrote and spoke extensively on maritime affairs. He also was an adjunct professor at The George Washington University.
He is now the President and owner of TeamWork, LLC, which specializes in national security and defense affairs, including defense strategy and policy; operational concepts; emerging and dual-use technologies; revolutions in war; the “Third Offset Strategy;” and defense programming and budgeting.
Mr. Work holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Illinois; a master of science in systems management from the University of Southern California; a master of science in space system operations from the Naval Postgraduate School; and a master in international public policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.