Allison Maddux

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2019

Senior Analyst, Department of Defense

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Allison Maddux serves as a senior analyst within the Department of Defense focused on South Asia, where she transformed the framework under which department analysts assess insurgency and conventional forces. Allison has deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of NATO and U.S. forces and has detailed to Special Operations Command as well as the advisory group for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a subject matter expert on South Asia. She has worked alongside State Department colleagues in-country in Africa, eastern Europe, and the Middle East. In Spring 2019, she will transition to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy in support of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia.

Allison is currently pursuing her M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University and received her B.S. in Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she earned Outstanding Achievement in Geography as well as Phi Beta Kappa honors. In her spare time, Allison is a National Champion Ultimate Frisbee player, representing the United States on Team USA in 2017, and a competitive CrossFitter.