Cambridge, MA – Former Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter will join the Harvard Kennedy School as the Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As Secretary of Defense, Carter, a physicist, became known for pushing the Pentagon to “think outside its five-sided box” in order to transform the way the military fought adversaries and strengthened alliances, managed its budget and talent, developed its technology, and more. He will now lead the Belfer Center’s programs and will focus his scholarship on the role of innovation and technology in addressing challenges at home and around the world.
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Colonel Corey Simmons' research focuses on the dynamic relationship between Department of Defense budget priorities and the nation's ever-changing national security policy.
He holds a masters degree in Organizational Management from the George Washington University and has served the Air Force for eighteen years as a budget programmer/comptroller, combat Squadron Commander, and C-17A Evaluator Pilot. Prior to his National Defense Fellowship, Colonel Simmons served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. In this capacity, he provided key counsel on all Air Force issues to include the development of the Air Force budget, major acquisition strategies, legislative proposals, and key policy decisions.Last Updated: May 16, 2017, 2:29pm