Lindsay L. Rodman

Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

Lindsay L. Rodman is an former Adjunct Senior Fellow within the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research focuses on military personnel and readiness policy, military and national security law, and the Canadian-American defense relationship.

Ms. Rodman began her career as an associate at the law firm of Arnold & Porter (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer). She left in 2008 to join the Marine Corps, where she served as an active duty judge advocate. During her time on active duty, she held various assignments, including a deployment to Afghanistan as the operational law attorney for 1st Marine Division (FWD) in Helmand from 2010-2011, serving as defense counsel in Okinawa, Japan, assignment to Headquarters Marine Corps, Judge Advocate Division, and serving on the Joint Staff as Deputy Legal Counsel within the Office of the Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ms. Rodman spent her last year on active duty as a White House Fellow, placed at the National Security Council as Director for Defense Policy and Strategy. She continues to serve as a major in the Marine Corps Reserves.

After leaving the Marine Corps, Ms. Rodman joined the Obama Administration, first as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and then as Senior Advisor, International Humanitarian Policy within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Ms. Rodman now lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband and son. She is a fellow in residence at the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa, and a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. She is a graduate of Duke University, Harvard Law School, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a native of New York City.

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