Research Associate, Military, Veterans, and Society Program
Amy Schafer is a Research Associate with the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she focuses on civil-military relations, issues facing military families and veterans, and military personnel reform. Ms. Schafer joined CNAS having previously interned at both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy. She also spent a year working for Facebook in their New York City office, focused on recruiting and personnel.
Ms. Schafer’s publications can be found in venues such as War on the Rocks, The National Interest, and Task & Purpose. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in both Government and Music, Amy is currently pursuing a Master’s in Security Studies at Georgetown University. Her research interests include U.S. national security strategy and defense policy, civil-military relations, and military personnel reform.
Recent Publications & News
ReportsAVF 4.0: The Future of the All-Volunteer Force
By Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer & Andrew Swick
The 'old Corps' under siege. The photo scandal and the big changes coming soon.
By Amy Schafer
EventsFrom College To Cabinet: Women in National Security
By Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder & Amy Schafer
Grow the US military but do it right, not just fast
By Amy Schafer & Loren DeJonge Schulman
Not Much Has Changed Since the Revolutionary War
By Amy Schafer
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