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
PodcastAdmiral Gary Roughead and Amy Schafer on the Rise of the Warrior Caste
By Amy Schafer & Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.)
CommentaryBuilding a cyber ROTC
By Michèle Flournoy & Amy Schafer
Too Many Generals in the Situation Room?
By Amy Schafer & Loren DeJonge Schulman
ReportsLost in Translation
By Phillip Carter, Amy Schafer, Katherine Kidder & Moira Fagan
Trump’s Cabinet of Generals Is Testing the U.S. Military’s Political Neutrality
By Dr. Jason Dempsey & Amy Schafer
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