Stacie Pettyjohn, formerly a political scientist at nonprofit public policy think tank Rand Corp., has joined the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) as director of the CNAS Defense Program.
She will serve as a CNAS senior fellow in addition to overseeing a program focused on analyzing the potential implications of military competition as well as developing policy recommendations for the U.S. defense mission, the nonprofit organization said Tuesday.
“With Stacie at the helm, the team is poised to tackle the most critical, complicated, and controversial issues facing the Department of Defense while continuing its record of significant policy impact," said CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine.
Pettyjohn's career at Rand also included roles as director of the strategy and doctrine program for Project Air Force and co-director of its Center for Gaming, where she worked on operational and strategic games, information warfare phenomenon and human-machine collaboration technology.
She wrote content for academic journals and reports about various topics such as command and control, warfighting and air power.